PeaceHealth Surgical Technologist - Temporary/Ketchikan Job in Ketchikan, Alaska

Req ID: 144140

PeaceHealth is seeking a Surgical Technologist - Temporary/Ketchikan for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Join us in beautiful Ketchikan, AK for a 13-week assignment. We offer housing, rental car and additional wage % in lieu of benefits.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for assisting the surgical team during operative procedures by performing a variety of technical duties to primarily assist in responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of the surgical sterile field for the operative patient.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Arrange and inventories sterile set-up for operation and passes items as needed to the surgical team.

  2. Understand and apply the principles of asepsis. Establish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains sterile environment.

  3. Assist in preparation and moving of patients.

  4. Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes instrumentation. Assists with clean-up and room turnover.

  5. Access computer information as needed, such as preference lists and digital images.

  6. Participates in all safety initiatives. Adheres to programs such as SCIP and SCOAP quality initiative.

  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program or recognized course of training as a Surgical Technologist is preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • One year experience as a surgical technologist in a full service operating room preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) preferred.

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-motivated

  • Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others

  • Ability to execute detailed procedures with accuracy and precision

  • Basic computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications

  • Understanding of operating room protocols

ALASKA PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or more.

  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants; extreme cold or heat; sharp instruments such as kitchen knives, scalpels, etc.; or dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.

  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 66% of work time).

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package at http://www.peacehealth.org/sites/default/files/externalallbenefits_overview.pdf and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan, AK community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers .

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video , and visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PeaceHealthCareers or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/peacehealth !

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org . Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Ketchikan, AK, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301)

Job Category: Other Technicians & Technologists

Shift: Day

Shift Length: 8 Hours

FTE: 1.0

Work Type: Temporary

Hourly compensation starts at: $21.27, more depending on experience

Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Ketchikan, AK || Other Technicians & Technologists || Temporary || SURGICAL SVCS