Job Posted June 1, 2022

Surgical Technologist

Opening with Proliance Southwest Seattle Surgery Center
Job Role: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Position Summary

Clinic Summary

Southwest Seattle Surgery Center, a division of Proliance Surgeons in Burien is a two-room freestanding surgery center focusing on the specialties of Orthopedics, ENT & Facial Plastics. We are looking for a team focused, hardworking Surgical Technologist. We are specifically looking for someone with a strong focus on customer service, sterility and quality standards.

***$5,000 Sign-On bonus is available to experienced part-time and full-time candidates!***

Flexible day shift hours are available: no nights, no holidays, no weekends, no call!

Position Summary

The Surgical Technologist, under minimum supervision, performs a variety of duties in the department as a member of the Surgery Center team. Must have the ability to scrub on all cases performed at the Center. Is responsible for the set-up and maintenance of the sterile field. Assists in the preparation of the room and opening of the sterile supplies/equipment for surgical cases. Assists in the preparation of cases by ensuring all items are available and safe for use.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Prepare and organize the operating room equipment, instruments, and supplies as required for various surgical procedures
  • Set up a sterile and sanitary environment, and maintain the sterile field for the patient during procedures
  • Anticipate surgeon and patient needs during a procedure
  • Disinfect, clean and prepare for sterilization, any instruments, equipment, and supplies utilized at the Surgery Center
  • Operate equipment used in processing instrumentation, such as ultrasonic cleaner, washer-disinfector, low and high temperature sterilization, using the appropriate settings
  • Document and maintain logs of instrumentation sterilization and use
  • Run appropriate tests on processing equipment and log results in an organized fashion
  • Notify Charge RN or Director of any parameters out of range or of concern
  • Utilize correct body mechanics in moving, transporting, and positioning patients, stretchers, and/or tables in order to prevent injury to patient and personnel
  • Follow relevant safety and sanitation guidelines
  • Participate in orientation and education of all operating room staff on an ongoing basis
  • Participate in stocking and restocking medical supplies.
  • Provide surgeons, patients and other members of the surgical team with necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Good visual and hearing acuity
  • Ability to lift/transfer patients in excess of 100 pounds, which may require pushing, pulling, and utilizing a full range of body movements. Ability to stand walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl
  • Manual dexterity to operate equipment and handle instrumentation
  • Ability to withstand prolonged periods of standing
  • Periodic exposure to possible injury when lifting requires proper body mechanics and adherence to safety procedures
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills in order to facilitate effective interaction with a variety of health care professionals and personnel
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and have the capability to organize and prioritize work with attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful situations within a team environment
  • Ability to flex work hours as needed and/or requested by management

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of BCLS.
  • Prior knowledge of surgical instrumentation and peri-operative equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to study, understand, adapt and respond effectively to a constantly changing environment.

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited training program, certification (CST) preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum two years’ surgical experience preferred, Surgery Center experience preferred

Certifications/Licenses:

  • Current Surgical Technologist Registration through Washington State Department of Health

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. 

Ambulatory Surgery Center

275 SW 160th Street Suite 200
Burien, WA 98166-3003

(206) 988-0933

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