Incentives: $10K Sign on bonus for experienced external Surgical
Tech's new to CHI Franciscan.
As the flagship hospital of CHI Franciscan Health, St. Joseph
Medical Center continues to be the regional leader in the use of
advanced medical technologies and therapies.
The 361-bed regional medical center is a level II trauma center
with a robust cardiac surgery program that has recently received
Three Star Awards for our thoracic and cardiac programs. Our main
OR suite includes 11 operating rooms (two are cardiac) and an
additional 9 operating rooms at the adjacent Walters Day Surgery
Center. We also have two operating rooms at an ambulatory surgery
center in nearby Gig Harbor. Combined, we perform over 16,500 cases
per year, including trauma, cardiothoracic, vascular, general,
neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, spine, ENT, gynecology. We
provide 24/7 staffing in the main OR.
Our Surgical Services Leadership team includes a Director, 3
Perioperative Clinical Managers, 2 Perianesthesia Clinical
managers, a Sterile Processing Manager and an RN Educator.
Combined, these leaders have over 100 years of nursing and
leadership experience and they truly enjoy mentoring and developing
What We Have To Offer:
* Work for a cardiac surgery team that is nationally recognized
for outcome excellence, one of fewer than 20 hospitals nationwide
with STS 3-star ratings in aortic valve surgery, mitral valve
surgery, and CABG surgery.
* Join a high-volume program that will allow rapid knowledge
gains including minimal access mitral surgery, aortic arch and
hybrid procedures, and TAVR.
* Over 600 open heart/TAVR procedures performed annually.
* Join a stable team with three experienced cardiac surgeons,
dedicated Cardiac Anesthesia, and a patient-centered team approach
that puts the patient first and respects the contributions of all
* Join a team that enjoys the support and stability of one of
the largest healthcare organizations in the country, Common Spirit
Health, which helps provide resources and economies of scale during
these uncertain times.
* Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of
Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value
positive team players
* Shared governance model with a very engaged Unit Based
* Collaborative scheduling
* 8 and 10 hour shift options
* Financial support for CNOR certification
* Tuition assistance for advanced degrees
* Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly
successful CHI Franciscan Health system
* Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits
* On-site fitness center available 24/7
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with
competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals,
health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We
are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our
patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual
support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part
approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to
healing the whole person. Come join our team!
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic
Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700
care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to
home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community.
Responsibilities Job Summary:
Provides, as an integral part of the medical practitioner team,
surgical care to patients to facilitate safe and effective
completion of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Under
the guidance of surgeons, nurses, or other designated personnel,
the incumbent performs intra-operative duties within the scope of
licensure to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe,
that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure
is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
Incumbents are also accountable for utilizing and keeping
current on the application of sterile and aseptic technique,
surgical procedures, implementation tools and technologies, human
anatomy as well as collaborating and communicating effectively with
the inter-disciplinary team to facilitate a physician's performance
of invasive and therapeutic procedures.
Prepares the operating room and patient for the surgical
procedure by applying principles and techniques of asepsis to work
assignments; sets up sterile equipment, instruments, drapes and
solutions; assists with scrubbing, preparation of sterile field,
gowning/gloving members of the surgical team.
Provides safe handling and care for instruments and specimens in
accordance with internal procedures.
Sets up the operating surgeon's sterile table to include
instrument set up, clean up and turnover in preparation for the
Operates sterilization devices, including immediate use
containment devices, autoclaves, and other types of sterilizers
following the manufacturers' instructions. Understands the concepts
of sterilizer challenge devices and sterilizer biological
indicators and their appropriate use, monitoring and tracking.
Identifies emergencies (e.g. cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Code
9, and other medical emergencies), and initiates and/or
participates in the appropriate response to the situation.
Stocks and replenishes the operating room, preparing it with new
sterile items and checking the equipment to make sure it is working
properly for the next surgery.
Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications Job Requirements:
Graduation from surgical technology program accredited through
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology
ARC-ST. A minimum of six months in Cardiac Operating Room work
experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job
knowledge skills/abilities is preferred.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing may be
substituted for graduation from an accredited surgical technician
If classified as Surgical Technician: Maintain Registration with
the State of Washington. Registered nurses and/or practical nurses
acting within the scope of their licensure do not need to maintain
surgical technologist registration.
If classified as Surgical Technician, Certified: Current
certification through the Association of Surgical Technologists is
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or
conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent
with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San
Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415)
438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only
respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable
accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the
needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.