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Surgical Technologist - Operating Room

Job ID: 559
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 10 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Surgical Tech for a full-time position in the Operating Room at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington.   Join our OR team in this great opportunity working 10 hour  day shifts with variable start times.    

St. John Medical Center is a 200-bed acute care medical center located just 40 miles North of Portland,, Oregon.  The Longview-Kelso area is surrounded by the beauty of mountains and the Columbia River.  Our community offers the best of both worlds, a peaceful lifestyle of a family-orientated community of 60,000, with close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Mountains, and the urban amenities of both Portland and Seattle.

We offer Relocation Assistance and a great compensation and benefits package.  

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for assisting the Surgical team during operative procedures by performing a variety of technical duties to primarily assist in responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of the surgical sterile field for the operative patient.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Arrange and inventories sterile set-up for operation and passes items as needed to the surgical team.
  2. Understand and apply the principles of asepsis. Establish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains sterile environment.
  3. Assist in preparation and moving of patients.
  4. Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes instrumentation. Assists with clean-up and room turnover.
  5. Access computer information as needed, such as preference lists and digital images.
  6. Participates in all safety initiatives. Adheres to programs such as SCIP and SCOAP quality initiatives.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise designated)

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology school or recognized course of training as a Surgical Technologist preferred.
  • May consider graduate of LPN program with a minimum of one year recent experience working in an Operating Room and WA State LPN license

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • One year experience as a surgical technologist/LPN in a full service operating room preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Washington State Surgical Technologist Registration is required.
  • CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) preferred.
  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to execute detailed procedures with accuracy and precision
  • Basic computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
  • Understanding of operating room protocols

LONGVIEW - PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants; extreme cold or heat; sharp instruments such as kitchen knives, scalpels, etc.; or dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

 

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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