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Surgical Technologist - Temporary Job

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center
Type Full time Posted 4/1/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/19/2014
AK - Alaska (All) - Ketchikan Referral - n/a -    

Surgical Technologist - Temporary Job

Date:Sep 4, 2014

Location:Ketchikan, AK, US


Req ID:29761

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., 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 nine 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. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Operating Room (3000)

Ketchikan Medical Center is part of PeaceHealth, a non-profit organization with facilities located throughout the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Our local medical community consists of over 30 physicians and Allied Health Professionals, of which 20 are employed by PeaceHealth and the medical group.  The group is collaborative, collegial and works well together.   In a community of our size there is a cross reliance that we find very valuable.  Beyond our local community, the medical team expands to 5 additional regions within PeaceHealth, offering a wide expanse of resources.  We feel we have the best of both worlds. We enjoy our small rural setting and can offer our community high quality medicine.  We have a great video titled, "The Spirit of PeaceHealth" on our website, which speaks to what it is really like to be part of PeaceHealth.

Our hospital is located on an island in a friendly, family-oriented community in scenic Southeast Alaska, just an hour and a half flight from Seattle.  This area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts , those who love the arts, or someone who just wants a quiet, slower-paced life.   But of course, you must also love  (or at least tolerate),  the coastal rainforest!    Our thriving community hospital offers compassionate care and state of the art medicine.  We are typically treating our friends and family and always put the patients' needs first.  Our healthcare is high quality and our technology is cutting edge.  Ketchikan Medical Center has been rated the "top performing hospital in Alaska" and  PeaceHealth has been rated one of the 50 top-performing hospital systems in the nation by Thomson Reuters. Learn more about practicing at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical center by watching this greatYouTube Video.

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.

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 initiatives.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.



High school diploma or equivalent required. 
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program or recognized course of training as a Surgical Technologist is preferred.


• 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.


 • CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) preferred.
• Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
• Registered Surgical Technologist or LPN license (required, Washington only)


• 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

Location:  Ketchikan, AK 
Job Category:  Other Technicians & Technologists
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:8 Hours
Work Type:  Temporary
Salary range starts at:$19.67
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. 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 

Nearest Major Market:Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market:Anchorage
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