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Surgical Technician/Medical Assistant

Organization
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

The Procedure Suite/Interventional Radiology Surgical Technologist (ST) assists in the delivery of patient care and procedure suite activities under the direction
of a physician and/or direction/supervision of a registered nurse (RN). Functions within the boundaries of the roles and responsibilities of the ST position.

JOB DUTIES
- Plans, organizes and performs as a surgical technologist, including the collection of equipment, instruments and supplies necessary for procedures. Assists with equipment preparation to create the sterile field and maintain sterile techniques during procedures.
- Continually observes closely and anticipates any special problems, equipment or supply needs during the procedure.
- Prepares patients for procedures. Assists in transport of patients as assigned.
- Assists in positioning of patients, including draping during procedures. Passes instruments and other sterile supplies to procedurist.
- Continually observes closely and anticipates any special problems, equipment and/or supply needs throughout the procedure.
- Count and document supplies used during procedures.
- Continually works in a neat, organized, safe and efficient manner. Demonstrates good organizational skills.
- Assist in preparing, handling and disposal of specimens sent for laboratory testing.
- May assist in applying dressings following procedure.
- Assists in cleaning and restocking. Notifies facilities/engineering if cleaning equipment requires repair.
- Participates in maintaining a safe environment, utilizing the principles of aseptic technique. Assists with the cleaning of the procedural areas.

Communication and Customer Service:

- Acts as a courteous, polite representative of the Procedure Suite.
- Creates a safe and comfortable environment by demonstrating caring behavior and conveying confidence.
- Promotes and maintains effective communication as evidenced by:

- Demonstrates respect for the ideas, opinions, and feelings of others.
- Seeking help with problem-solving, as needed.
- Giving and receiving appropriate feedback
- Being aware of and assuming responsibility for the effect of his/her own behavior and communications with others.
- Handling confidential information appropriately.
- Providing clear and relevant information to the appropriate person.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

- Prepares patient chargeable billing slips for each patient.
- Ensures that equipment and supplies are charged appropriately.
- Identifies and communicates opportunities for improvement in the efficient delivery of patient care.

Role Development:

- Establishes annual goals for personal growth and development with the supervisor.
- Takes initiative and responsibility for identifying and pursuing continued learning opportunities.
- Participates in education programs appropriate to the role.

A. Training, Education and Experience (Required)

- Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
- Current Surgical Technologist Registration in Washington State and must be familiar with conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
- Completion of an accredited surgical technology program.
- BLS certification, Healthcare Provider C, renewal every two year ( if not current, must be obtained within three months of employment)

B. Education and Experience (Preferred)

- Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Preferred
- 1- 2 years' experience assisting clinical staff in an acute care surgical setting or ambulatory surgery/endoscopy center, OR equivalent education/experience.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required To Perform The Job Duties

- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Proficient in computer skills to support operations.
- Familiarity with medical terminology.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve. Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment.

If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2288536-2647-7821

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