MISSION: To improve the health of our community, serving with compassion and respect, one person at a time. VISION: Working together, Skagit Regional Health will transform healthcare by improving access, service, quality and efficiency in support of our goal of a healthier community. The information described in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Assists surgical team in delivering direct patient care, during and after operative procedures. Cares for patients of all ages. Works effectively and cooperatively within the workplace. Location/Department specific tasks and competencies may apply.
High School diploma or GED required. Graduate of a Surgical Technologist program or US military Operating Room training preferred.
Experience/TrainingPrevious healthcare experience preferred.
License/CertificationCurrent Washington State Surgical Technologist registration required. Current AHA (American Heart Association) Healthcare Provider BLS required. Certified Surgical Technician (CST) preferred.
Other QualificationsEffective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required. Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications to perform work. Well developed problem solving and analytical skills required. Must be able to effectively prioritize workload amongst frequent interruptions with competing priorities. Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and principles of aseptic technique. Understanding of surgical service protocols and surgical equipment. Working knowledge of anatomy. Proficient in the use of surgical instrumentation, instrument handling, provider assistance and room set-up/tear down. Must be able to stand for long periods of time with constant stooping, bending and overhead reaching. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Ability to withstand repetitive hand movement and a tolerance for exposure to conditions of an operating room. Ability to coordinate work schedule with requirements of position (may include overtime and weekend work).