Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Medical Assistant/Surgical Tech - Per Diem

Job ID
17745
Type
Regular Per-Diem
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The Procedure Suite/Interventional Radiology Medical Assistant/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 medical assistant/surgical technologist position.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and performs as a medical assistant/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/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 their own behavior and communications with others
    • handling confidential information appropriately
    • providing clear and relevant information to the appropriate person
  • 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
  • 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

Qualifications

Required:

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Currently is a Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State’s conduct and standards of practice
  • Current Surgical Technologist Registration (can obtain at time of hire) in Washington State and must be familiar with conduct and standards of practice as outlined by Washington State
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • 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


Preferred:

  • Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
  • Completion of an accredited surgical technology program
  • At least 1 year of experience assisting clinical staff in an acute care surgical setting or ambulatory surgery/endoscopy center, OR equivalent education/experience

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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