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Surgical Technologist Lead - Neuro And Spine Surgery, offering SIGN ON BONUS

Seattle, Washington
Job description
    $10,000 Sign-on Potential -  For Externals Only +                         Relocation available
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Surgical Technologist Lead (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) in Surgery at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.
The Surgical Technologist Lead is responsible for coordinating service planning activities for a designated specialty service.  Provides professional surgical knowledge and scrubs skills in assigned area.
In this position you will:
Demonstrate advanced clinical and organizational skills related to the care of patients within the specialty.  Must have knowledge of specialty procedures, along with associated equipment and supplies.  Skills in teamwork and ability to address issues in tactful ways.  Ability to communicate in ways that are broadly understood.  Computer literacy – able to use ESI system as a reference, email, or voice mail.  Ability to operate, or learn to operate, specialty-specific equipment as outlined in defined competencies.

  • Review the surgery schedule for the week to anticipate equipment or product issues.
  • Checks voice mail frequently, troubleshooting product, instrumentation, equipment, or scheduling issues.
  • Respond to specialty questions or pages in a timely manner.
  • Edits Procedures lists in collaboration with the Specialty Charge Nurse.
  • Assist in orientation of new staff. Works with unit preceptors. Collaborate with manager/educator to review and evaluate staff performance. Serves as a role model for staff in following established standards of the department and attending charge nurse meetings.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and content of resource materials in Sterile Processing Department.
  • Launches new instruments and sets.
  • Works closely with surgeons to understand current and future trends in specialty including equipment and supply needs communicating these to the department manager.
  • Works with Equipment and Supply Specialist to arrange for repair and preventive maintenance of specialty related equipment. Keeps scheduling and surgeons informed about equipment availability.
  • Promotes the use of the Value Analysis Team (VAT) process for all products and implants supporting clinical trials and evaluations.
  • Assures adequacy of core equipment supplies on specialty carts (location specific).
Required qualifications for this position include:
  • Washington State Surgical Technologist certification required.
  • Two years of relevant clinical experience required, meet criteria of their respective professional category
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
  • Completion of an approved Surgical Technology program or equivalent education/experience.  Equivalent work experience may be substituted for not completing a Surgical Technology program, in addition to the experience required.
About the First Hill Campus
The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington State and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

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