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Surgical Services Assistant - Operating Room

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Job ID: 32607
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Surgical Services Assistant - Operating Room for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.00 FTE, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $18.50, more depending on experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


Function as part of the surgical services patient care team. Provide assistance to nursing staff and physicians for patient care while in the Surgical/Pre-Op area.


  1. Provide direct patient care to include observing patient's physical, psychological, social and cultural needs. Provide care appropriate to patient's age recognizing specific physical, safety, nutrition/elimination, motor/cognitive and psychosocial needs. Provide patient care under the direct supervision of the RN/MD. Provide phlebotomy services as directed. Take vital signs, glucoscans, pulse oximeters and thermoscans. Acquire lab specimens. Measure and apply SCD's and TED's (devices to prevent blood clotting or compression device). Perform pre-surgical shaves/preps.
  2. Perform environment of care duties to include the provision of patient transport as indicated. Demonstrate procedures and techniques to prevent the spread of micro-organisms. Demonstrate the ability to identify and implement safety/emergency procedures. Organize/maintain department stock levels and order special order items as assigned.
  3. Document care delivered as appropriate according to standards. Input patients' information, order tests, STAT lab results, History and Physicals (H&P’s) into computer.
  4. Demonstrate behavior which maintains and respects the patient’s rights and independence, regardless of race, religion, life-style, sexual preference or disease process.
  5. Effectively communicate clinical information by communicating abnormal patient findings and/or concerns with RN/MD. Anticipate patient needs and communicate with RN/MD. Utilize recognized organization communication standard via appropriate communication channels. Is consistently courteous in all interactions and acts as communication link for staff. Keep abreast of and comply with departmental and organizational changes and events through reading posted communications and attending unit and assigned meetings.
  6. Perform general duties to include actively participating in performance improvement initiatives. Demonstrate knowledge of hospital, interdepartmental and unit goals, standards and operations. Maintain and update knowledge of and is responsive to laws and regulations which affect his/her practice.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned.



  • Up to 12 months training after high school as nursing assistant or graduation from a medical assistant program (AAMA accredited preferred).
  • Completion of phlebotomy program.


  • Minimum six months as CNA in acute care setting that included phlebotomy or 0-6 months of hospital or clinic experience as Medical Assistant (or equivalent combination of education and/or experience).


  • State of Washington Nursing Assistant Certification or WA State Medical Assistant-Certified is required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire.
  • Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist within 90 days of hire if CNA.


  • Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Medical terminology.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to act quickly in emergency situation.
  • Technical skills related to drawing blood samples and tasks listed under responsibilities section.
  • Knowledge of specimen handling practices.
  • Computer skills with ability to navigate multiple software sites simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of a team.


  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. 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).

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

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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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