Swedish Health Services Surgical Technologist - Operating Room/Surgery in Seattle, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Surgical Technologist (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.
The Surgical Technologist (ST) is responsible for facilitating the surgical procedure through the assembly of instrumentation, equipment and supplies. The Surgical Technologist work as a member of the surgical team under the supervision of a registered nurse, with the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and other medical support personnel to provide patient care in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and values of the Surgical Services department and Swedish Medical Center.
In this position you will:
Serve in the primary scrub role during assigned core procedures. Place equipment and supplies in operating room and arranges instruments, according to instruction. Maintain supply of fluids and medications labeled and ready for use during operation.
Effectively coordinate equipment, supplies and instrumentation according to surgeon’s preference cards. Collaborate with members of the surgical team in the updating and maintenance of preference cards.
Function competently within multiple specialty areas and serves in a flexible scrub role with minimal notice. Recognize age and size of patient as a relevant factor, and apply appropriate skills in preparation for surgical intervention.
Assist team members with positioning, moving and transporting patients. Facilitate room turnover, and washing and sterilization of instruments. Competent in use of washer, autoclaves and Steris.
Handle specimens according to policy.
Prioritize tasks. Utilize non-direct care time efficiently. Help others.
Required qualifications for this position include:
High School diploma or equivalent
Certificate of completion of a Surgical Technician vocational program or documentation of equivalent training
Registration with the Washington State Department of Health as a Surgical Technologist.
CPR Provider certification
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
National certification by the Liaison Council on Certification for Surgical Technologist (ST)
6 months experience in a hospital operating room
About the First Hill Campus:
The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Surgical Techs
Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 330944