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Req #:210667Department:UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE - OPERATING ROOMSJob Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake Posting Date:05/11/2023 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary: $5,211 - $7,684 per month Other Compensation: Union Position:YesShift:First Shift Benefits:As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

This recruitment offers a $10,000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine.

The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.

The UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE OPERATING ROOMS have an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST LEAD NEUROLOGY SERVICE LINE (Day Shifts). The Surgical Technologist Lead, under the general supervision of the Department Manager and/or Registered Nurse 3 (RN 3) serves as a clinical resource for Registered Nurse 2s (RN 2), Surgical Technologists, Hospital Assistants, Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Central Sterile/Processing Department (CSPD) staff.

The Surgical Tech Lead collaborates with RN 3s, CSPD and surgeons to develop and maintain surgical instrumentation used during surgical procedures. This position provides teaching or arranges in-services for learning needs for OR and CSPD staff. The Surgical Technologist Lead participates in the coordination and orientation of new RN 2s, Surgical Technologists, Hospital Assistants, and PCT Staff. The Surgical Technologist Lead serves as a role model for UWMC policy and procedures, and assists the RN 3 and Nurse Manager in maintaining high customer service standards

Plan, organize, and perform as a Surgical Technologist , including the collection, preparation and care of equipment, instruments, and supplies necessary for surgical procedures.
Develop, review and maintain instrument set lists for surgical procedures in collaboration with the RN 3, Surgeon and CSPD team.
Coordinate with RN 3, surgeons and CSPD team to ensure fiscal responsibilities and standardization of instrument sets.
Review and edit Preference Cards to ensure items are readily available for the surgical procedures.
Work with RN 3 and OR leadership to assign and participate in weekend, holiday and call assignments.
Set-up the sterile field of supplies and instruments used during surgical procedures.
Maintain the sterile field including observations for breaks in sterile technique by any member of the surgical team.
Assist the surgeons during the surgical procedure as allowed by Washington State WACs.
Participate in training and orienting students and staff.
Continually observe closely and anticipate any special problems, equipment and/or instrument needs throughout the surgical procedure.
Assist with cleaning the OR, including mopping the floor, wiping down all surfaces, disposing of trash and waste, and instrument cleaning and processing.
Participate in maintaining a safe environment, utilizing the principles of aseptic technique.
Communicate effectively with patients, physicians, visitors, and staff while maintaining patient confidentiality.
Practice sound cost containment measures while providing surgical instruments and supplies for patient care.
Perform related duties as required.

Train, assign, provide direction, and check the work of Surgical Technologists in the preparation of operating rooms for surgical procedures;
Act as a clinical resource to RN 2s, Hospital Assistants, PCTs and CSPD Staff when needed.
Facilitate effective communication with the Service Specialty RN3s to identify room set-up needs, instrument, supply and equipment needs and/or issues.
Coordinate with RN 3 to manage the scrub assignments.
Serve as a Clinical Resource and role model for following UWMC policies and procedures for room turnovers and use of equipment for all shifts.
Assist in preserving the life span of equipment by ensuring that equipment is properly stored, plugged in if applicable, and all accessory components are stored with the equipment. Provide feedback and teaching to the HA and PCT team when issues are identified.
Provide technical guidance for staff in resolving problems concerning equipment functioning, instrument issues and interpretation of policies and procedures.
Provide input to supervisors on performance of Surgical Technologists, Hospital Assistants and PCT staff.
Collect and analyze data for use in quality control functions.
Serve as information resource to other staff in such areas as automated information systems, supply delivery schedules, and equipment assembly.
Direct staff teaching and staff orientation.
Arrange and provide in-services to other staff on new equipment and or procedures.
Provide input for staff performance evaluations.

This position provides opportunities to work in a state-of-the art environment, collaborate with a stable team of experienced colleagues, and receive mentorship from distinguished clinicians/faculty at one of the nations top-ranked research institutions.REQUIREMENTS:Completion of a Surgical Technologist program AND three years of experience as a Surgical Technologist OR equivalent education/experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT:Registered by the State of Washington as a Surgical Technologist, or licensed in the State of Washington as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse or Physician.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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