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Providence Health & Services Surgical Technologist *Up to $5,000 Hiring Bonus* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Surgical Technologist - Surgical Services (1.0 FTE, Evenings) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland , OR.

$5,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

We are seeking a Surgical Technologist - Surgical Services who will work closely with all members of the surgical team to provide direct patient care in an effort to optimize positive surgical outcomes. Assist the surgeon and surgical team during the procedure by providing the appropriate sutures, supplies, instruments and equipment. Maintain proper sterile technique during the procedure.

The Surgical Technologist will work 3, 12hrs shifts from 0700-1930. The schedule is primarily Monday - Friday, three day pattern to be provided by department. Occasional weekend working shifts will be assigned with a subsequent day of during the week in the same pay period. The department works very hard to ensure a consistent scheduling pattern for our caregivers; however, does reserve the ability to change this day off with notice. Weeknight Call: 16-24hrs in a 4 week scheduling period. 24hrs of Weekend Call every 3-4 weekends. Occasional weekend shift rotation.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Case Preparation:

  • Review scheduled cases in advance to provide equipment and supplies appropriate to the procedure

  • Anticipate each individual surgeon’s needs by being cognizant of changes and preparing in advance additional equipment, instruments, sutures and other supplies necessary for the procedures across all specialties

  • Work with circulating nurse in preparing room, equipment and opening supplies

  • Practice sterile technique during scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and preparation of surgical equipment and supplies; maintain sterile technique practices and surgical conscience throughout duration of surgical procedure

  • Assist the Surgeon by:

  • Draping the patient

  • Passing surgical instruments, supplies and equipment

  • Sponging or suctioning in the operative field

  • Anticipating steps of surgical procedure to avoid delay

  • Apply electrocautery as directed

  • Connecting drain to suction apparatus

  • Applying dressing to closed wound

  • Under direct supervision of surgeon:

  • Cut suture material

  • Hold retractors or surgical instruments for site exposure

  • Sponge and suction in the surgical field

  • Assist in wound homeostasis and skin closure

  • Ensure patient safety by:

  • Participation of proper Universal Protocol/Safe Surgery Checklist

  • Maintaining correct count of instruments, sponges, needles and miscellaneous items with the collaboration of the circulating nurse, according to GOP

  • Immediately reporting/replacing malfunctioning equipment

  • Reporting abnormal conditions and performing effectively during emergency situations; assisting physicians and nurses

  • Collecting and managing specimens on the sterile field; assuring proper identification and labeling of specimens before passing off to circulating nurse

  • Continuous quality improvement and training on advanced procedures and techniques

  • Maintaining sterile technique

  • Observing electrocautery safety policy

  • Participating in ensuring correct patient position

  • Accurately transport non-scheduled medications to appropriate procedural areas

  • Appropriately drawing up, labeling, and verifying medications and solutions on the sterile field under the direction of a MD or Surgical RN

  • Stewardship of resources:

  • Care for surgical equipment and instrumentation during and immediately following a surgical procedure

  • Organize and prioritize work in an efficient and cost effective manner

  • Limit waste and charges to the patient by opening only supplies that are needed


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma/GED -OR- equivalent education or experience

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Qualified candidates must possess at least 1 of the following:

  • Completion of a surgical technologist program accredited by a national accreditation organization -and- holds a current surgical technologist certification issued by a nationally accredited certifying organization for surgical technologists, both approved by the Oregon Health Authority -OR-

  • Completion of a surgical technologist training program in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps with 16 hours of continuing education required every two (2) years per state regulation -OR-

  • Two (2) years of current surgical technologist experience within a healthcare facility in the United States, or as an employee of an agency or institution of the federal government, in the time frame immediately preceding January 1, 2017 with sixteen (16) hours of continuing education required every two (2) years per state regulation

New Graduate requirements:

  • A recent graduate of an accredited surgical technologist program must obtain a surgical technologist certification issued by a nationally accredited certifying organization for surgical technologists that is approved by the Oregon Health Authority within twelve (12) months of completion of a surgical technologist program

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 329709