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Surgical Tech Main Surgery

CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Tacoma, WA posted March 10, 2021.

Overview:

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

Incentives: $10K Sign on bonus for experienced external Surgical Tech’s new to CHI Franciscan.

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 team members.
* 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 Council
* Collaborative scheduling
* 8, 10 and 12-hour shift options
* Limited call
* 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 program
* On-site fitness center available 24/7

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.

Essential Duties:
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.


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 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 required.
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification.

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

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