Job Posted September 20, 2021

Surgical Technologist

Opening with Proliance Puget Sound Orthopaedics
Job Role: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Position Summary

Clinic Summary

Established in 1990 as Lakewood Orthopaedic Surgeons, Puget Sound Orthopaedics serves the Puget Sound region with comprehensive orthopaedic care in musculoskeletal disorders. Our team comprises of 18 physicians with specialties ranging from joint replacement, shoulder care, spinal care, hand and upper extremity treatment, to sports medicine and podiatric care. They work with our certified physician’s assistants and a 100-member support staff to ensure a high level of contact and ongoing patient education. We work together with the centralized goal of delivering expert, individualized and compassionate care to every patient.

Position Summary

The surgical tech assists the surgeon by providing and controlling the sterile instruments, supplies, and equipment required during surgical intervention. The position is responsible for assuring that instruments and supplies are cleaned, sterilized, and available when needed by physicians.

  • Assists the RN in opening sterile supplies and prepares for each operative procedure
  • Assists surgeons during procedure according to prescribed standards
  • Assists and anticipates the needs of the surgeon
  • Sets up OR table, instruments and supplies according to the type of surgery
  • Maintains correct count of sponges and needles, as directed
  • Maintains aseptic technique at all time, as dictated by accepted standards
  • Assists in maintenance and care of specimens, as directed
  • Assists in application of dressings, casts, and in moving patients, as directed
  • Decontaminates all equipment, instruments, and supplies as directed in procedure
  • Compiles and makes available all necessary supplies needed for procedures
  • Prepares surgical trays, instruments, equipment, and supplies as directed in procedures
  • Assists in inventory storage and retrieval of supplies and equipment
  • Assists with emergency procedures, as directed
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and facility communications and documentation
  • Communicates a positive and caring attitude toward patients, peers, staff and all contacts
  • Seeks guidance, direction, and assistance when needed

The essential qualities necessary include, but are not limited to:

  • Enjoys fast-paced ASC environment
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate to a team
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Provide exceptional patient experience
  • Maintain professionalism in stressful situations
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge

Education/Experience

  • Graduation from a surgical technologist training program
  • Surgical Technologist Registration with the State of WA
  • One year of previous on the job experience performing surgical technologist duties preferred
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Current BLS certification

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must have knowledge of medical terminology
  • Must be able to organize work and establish procedures
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write the English language
  • Must be skilled in performance of basic computer/keyboard functions

  • Required to sit, stand and walk continuously
  • Occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, reaching, and occasional kneeling, crawling and squatting
  • High frequency of telephone usage and computer keyboard
  • Ability to see, hear, and speak continuously at a level to meet all essential functions of the job
  • Ability to prioritize and process with accuracy

The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

How we are protecting team members from COVID-19?
Employee and patient health and safety is our top priority. At Proliance, we are adhering to CDC, State and local orders regarding COVID-19 and have implemented processes and precautions across our facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Following the most recent vaccination mandate for healthcare workers in Washington State, and our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and patients, all Proliance employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon hire, or proof of a medical or religious exemption.

Proliance Surgeons offers a generous benefits package including Medical/RX, Dental, Vision, 401k with profit sharing and more! Plus ALL of our employees enjoy the free perks of our employee purchasing program offering a variety of discounts on purchases made every day – including cell phone service!


Proliance Surgeons is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and we welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills to apply.


All employment decisions at Proliance Surgeons are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

7308 Bridgeport Way W. Suite 201
Lakewood, WA 98499-8000

(253) 582-1617

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