UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for an EVENING SHIFT, FULL TIME, OPERATING ROOM TECHNICIAN CERT.The Operating Room Technician is responsible for facilitating assigned surgical procedures through the assembly of instrumentation, equipment and supplies. The Surgical Technologist functions competently and independently within multiple specialty areas, under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Prepares the surgical suite, assures suite is clean and bed is properly oriented, stocks suite with necessary instrumentation, supplies and equipment, based on surgeon’s preference card information, checks that equipment is in good working order
Facilitates efficient room turnover, breaks-down suite after procedure; assists with cleaning area as needed
Assists with the preparation, proper positioning, and draping of the patient, facilitates or assists with patient transportation when needed
Serves in the scrub role during assigned procedure, anticipates the surgeon’s need for supplies and instrumentation; passes needed items to operating team, demonstrates knowledge of proper use of supplies, equipment, and instruments for each surgical procedure
Maintains surgical instruments, removes and puts away unused supplies and equipment, tracks equipment used in cases, following surgical count procedures, cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes instruments
Monitors supply levels; determines when supplies need to be ordered; obtains approval for supply orders from manager
Coordinates and collaborates effectively with other members of a multi-disciplinary surgical team, provides constructive feedback and supports team-based care
Assists at nurses’ station, including performing secretarial duties as needed
Utilizes sterile/aseptic technique and abides by AORN standards and UWMC protocols and standards, demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of infection control plans, surgical count, medication safety, safe lifting techniques, transfer devices, etc
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.