UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a PER DIEM/TEMP DAY SHIFT, OPERATING ROOM TECH. The Surgical Technologist is responsible for facilitating assigned surgical procedures through the assembly of instrumentation, equipment and supplies. The Surgical Technologist functions competently and independently within multiple specialty areas, under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepares, cleans, and stocks suite with necessary instrumentation, supplies and equipment Prepares patient for operation and assists surgical team during operations by: Assisting with the preparation, proper positioning, and draping of the patient Facilitating or assisting with patient transportation when needed
Serving in the scrub role during assigned procedures Anticipating the surgeon’s need for supplies and instrumentation and passing the appropriate instrumentation to the surgeon Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes instruments Tracks usage and monitors equipment functionality Coordinates and collaborates effectively with other members of a multi-disciplinary surgical team, which includes Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, RNs, and other medical support personnel
REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate or GED Graduate of a surgical technology school, military training, or a minimum of one year equivalent job training Registration from Washington State BLS certification
DESIRED: Certification as scrub technologist Six months experience as an Operating Room Technician in a hospital operating room or child birth center
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.