Surgical Tech

Portland, OR 97239

Posted: 01/03/2019 Industry: Healthcare Job Number: 201029
We are seeking an OR Surgical Technician on behalf of our nationally recognized hospital client company located in downtown Portland, OR.

Shift: 8: 45 pm-7: 15 am x 4, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun. No call.

Duration: 13-week contract with possibility of extension

Rate: $31.50/ per hour & extension bonus


**Eligible to work in the US**
Certified Surgical Service Technician certificate and BLS are required
Level 1 trauma experience, kidney transplant experience, vascular experience

Position Description:
To provide intra-operative technical assistance to physicians and RN's who care for patients experiencing a surgical intervention/other invasive procedure. To participate actively in the work of the unit, committee work, and program level activities/projects. The role requires completion of annual clinical competencies, attending staff meetings and educational events during the day, and actively participating in all quality improvement opportunities assigned. The role requires that all policies, procedures, and patient safety initiatives will be followed.

Position Summary:
Surgical Technologists are an integral part of the team providing surgical care to patients. Surgical Technologists function in the role of scrub person. Surgical Technologists work under the supervision of the surgeon and the R.N. To ensure that the O.R. Environment is safe, equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Must possess expertise in the theory and application of surgical technique, human anatomy, and surgical procedures, implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate safe care of the patient during invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The surgical technologist role requires extended periods of standing, lifting, heavy instrumentation, and potential exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens.

Job Title Specific
Checks supplies and equipment needed for a surgical procedure.
Scrubs, gowns, & gloves appropriately. Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment, solutions needed for a procedure.
Performs appropriate counts with circulator prior to operation and at appropriate intervals per policy.
Gowns and gloves surgeon and assistants.
Helps in draping the sterile field.
Passes instruments, etc. To surgeon/assistant during procedure. Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during procedure.
Prepares sterile dressings. Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization.
Assists other members of the team with room turnovers and end of day procedures
Assists with prepping room for the next patient.
Assists with 2nd circulator duties as delegated by RN circulator.

Minimum Qualifications:
BLS certification.
Successful completion of a Surgical Technology program.
At least two years of hands-on experience in an OR setting including assembling supplies and instruments; preparing room for surgery; and
participating as a scrubbed member of the surgical team.
Must have excellent communication and listening skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team, and the flexibility to prioritize and adapt in stressful situations.

**Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.**

Who is Abbott & Associates Professional Placement?

We are a family-owned and operated staffing agency working in the Oregon and SW Washington market since 2002. We are a Woman Business Enterprise and Emerging Small Business certified company, also accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Abbott & Associates has recently been recognized as a Finalist for the Excellence in Family Business awards by the Austin Family Business program at Oregon State University.

Why you should work with us:

Work with a small, locally-owned staffing agency that takes a personally tailored approach to every match they make. Helping people is our greatest passion and what drives us every day. With Abbott & Associates you won't just feel like a number, you will feel like family!

Visit our website to learn more about us or simply do a quick google search to read the wonderful things people have said about working with us!
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