Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Surgical Technician / Medical Assistant - 1.0 FTE - Procedure Suite

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview

    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

    Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

    • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
    • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
    • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
    • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
    • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
    • We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.

    This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.



    The Procedure Suite/Interventional Radiology Surgical Technologist (ST) assists in the delivery of patient care and procedure suite activities under the direction of a physician and/or direction/supervision of a registered nurse (RN). Functions within the boundaries of the roles and responsibilities of the ST position.

    • Plans, organizes and performs as a surgical technologist, including the collection of equipment, instruments and supplies necessary for procedures. Assists with equipment preparation to create the sterile field and maintain sterile techniques during procedures.
    • Continually observes closely and anticipates any special problems, equipment or supply needs during the procedure.
    • Prepares patients for procedures. Assists in transport of patients as assigned.
    • Assists in positioning of patients, including draping during procedures. Passes instruments and other sterile supplies to procedurist.
    • Continually observes closely and anticipates any special problems, equipment and/or supply needs throughout the procedure.
    • Count and document supplies used during procedures.
    • Continually works in a neat, organized, safe and efficient manner.  Demonstrates good organizational skills.
    • Assist in preparing, handling and disposal of specimens sent for laboratory testing.
    • May assist in applying dressings following procedure.
    • Assists in cleaning and restocking.  Notifies facilities/engineering if cleaning equipment requires repair.
    • Participates in maintaining a safe environment, utilizing the principles of aseptic technique.  Assists with the cleaning of the procedural areas.

    Communication and Customer Service:

    • Acts as a courteous, polite representative of the Procedure Suite.
    • Creates a safe and comfortable environment by demonstrating caring behavior and conveying confidence.

    • Promotes  and maintains effective communication as evidenced  by:
      • Demonstrates respect for the ideas, opinions, and feelings of others.
      • Seeking help with problem-solving, as needed.
      • Giving and receiving appropriate feedback
      • Being aware of and assuming responsibility for the effect of his/her own behavior and communications with others.
      • Handling confidential information appropriately.
      • Providing clear and relevant information to the appropriate person.

    Fiscal Responsibilities:

    • Prepares patient chargeable billing slips for each patient.
    • Ensures that equipment and supplies are charged appropriately.
    • Identifies and communicates opportunities for improvement in the efficient delivery of patient care.

    Role Development:

    • Establishes annual goals for personal growth and development with the supervisor.
    • Takes initiative and responsibility for identifying and pursuing continued learning opportunities.
    • Participates in education programs appropriate to the role.


    A.  Training, Education and Experience (Required)

    • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
    • Current Surgical Technologist Registration in Washington State and must be familiar with conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
    • Completion of an accredited surgical technology program. 
    • BLS certification, Healthcare Provider C, renewal every two years.

    • A WA state Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant license.

    B.  Education and Experience (Preferred)

    • Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Preferred
    • 1- 2 years’ experience assisting clinical staff in an acute care surgical setting or ambulatory surgery/endoscopy center, OR equivalent education/experience.

    C. Other Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required To Perform The Job Duties

    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Proficient in computer skills to support operations.
    • Familiarity with medical terminology.
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve. Ability to work in a fast paced, complex healthcare environment.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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