Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Certified Medical Assistant/Surgical Technologist - Procedure Suite - Per Diem

Job ID
20804
Type
Regular Per-Diem
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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 with internal and external customers.
  • 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 qualifications:

  • Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Washington and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice
  • Surgical Technologist Registration in the State of Washington State and must be familiar with the State's conduct and standards of practice (Application must be submitted within 1st 30-days of hire)
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross) and renewal required every two years
  • Two years of experience assisting clinical staff in an acute care surgical setting or ambulatory surgery/endoscopy center, OR equivalent education/experience
  • Participates in process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to appropriately respond to emergencies or disasters per clinic protocol
  • Experienced in Electronic Medical Records
  • Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing technical skills, sharing knowledge with others, and taking on more responsibility
  • 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 qualifications:

  • Completion of an accredited surgical technology program
  • Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical assisting


SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

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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