In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest
quality care and
exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan
came together as natural partners to build a new health system
around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our
combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly
of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and
Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the
and well-being of our communities.
CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the
patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a
connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic
needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients
can count on
us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region's most
experts and innovative treatments and technologies.
What We Have To Offer To You:
Highly collegial team
Opportunity to work with highly skilled team
Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of
Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value
positive team players
Every other weekend or every third weekend options
12 hour shifts
Financial support for specialty certifications
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
Incentives: $10K Sign on bonus for experienced external Surgical
Tech's new to CHI Franciscan.
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 preoperative, intra-operative and
postoperative 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 next case.
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.
Graduation from surgical technology program accredited through
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology
ARC-ST. A minimum of six months 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 program.
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
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