You are the go-to person ensuring that every detail is arranged for surgical services. You’re also an important presence within the surgical field, as you pass proper instruments and supplies to other members of the surgical team. Your ability to work in a fast-paced environment as you carry on the Legacy mission of making life better for others will allow you to thrive in our supportive healthcare community.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is Southwest Washington’s most modern hospital, offering the latest technology in a setting designed for comfort and care for the whole family. We feature innovations in joint replacement, robotic surgery, pelvic health for women, cancer care, intensive care for newborns, neurosurgery, medical care for children and more.
The Surgical Technologist participates as part of the surgical team in assisting nursing staff in support services necessary for safe and efficient care of patients within the various areas of surgical services. This individual assist at the surgical field passing instruments and supplies to other members of the surgical team. Participates in acquiring, preparing and equipping the surgical suites. Assists in non-surgical patient intervention under the direct supervision of a physician or RN. May serve as a Core Technician, with responsibility for maintaining sterile technique and providing supplies and instruments as requested.
1 year Surgical Technologist experience preferred.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technologist program or completion of a military training program for surgical technologists.
As of January 1, 2017, in lieu of the formal Surgical Technologist training program requirement, may substitute professional experience if candidate has worked 2 out of last 3 years as Surgical Technologist.
Basic level patient care skills per requirements of the position.
Basic medical terminology.
Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.
Ability to understand and apply principles of sterile technique and surgical procedures within the scope of the position
Able to work in a fast paced environment and prioritize multiple assignments.
Flexibility and willingness to adapt to a changing environment and circumstances.
LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
American Heart Association approved BLS certification required.
For new hires after July 1, 2016 not meeting the previous experience provision noted in the Education section: Current certification as Surgical Technologist or certification as Surgical Technologist within 12 months of graduation from Surg Tech program.
State of Washington:
Registered Surgical Technologist (RST) with State of WA required.