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Providence Surgical Technologist in Seaside, Oregon


Providence is calling a Surgical Technologist to its Surgical Services department at Providence Seaside Hospital in Seaside, OR. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), day shift position.

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


  1. Continuous training and education in new technology, equipment, instrumentation, and procedures.

  2. Maintaining knowledge and skills to work with multiple surgical specialties and procedures.

  3. Maintaining constant state of alert/readiness, to function and perform optimally in acute emergent situations.

  4. Maintaining physical demands of operating room practice.

  5. Maintaining demands of call in a large, complex operating department.

Patient Population Served: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric

Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional/psychosocial and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient.


The job duties listed are essential functions of the position. However, other duties may be assigned, and may also be considered essential functions of the position.The caregiver must be sufficiently fluent in the English language to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. The degree of fluency required will vary depending upon the nature of the position. Caregivers are expected to honor the Mission, Values, Vision and Promise and adhere to the Code of Conduct, and policies.

In this position you will:

  • 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.

  • Applies 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.

  • Ensures 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 transports 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:

  • Cares for surgical equipment and instrumentation during and immediately following a surgical procedure.

  • Organizes and prioritizes 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 include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 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 2 years per state regulation

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: Oregon-Seaside

Req ID: 294594