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Surgical Technician, Full Time

McMinnville, Oregon

Req ID SURGI026007 Post Date Apr. 24, 2024 CategoryTechnician FacilityWillamette Valley Medical Center
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***Full time Surgical Technician - $10,000 sign on bonus***

Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Willamette Valley Medical Center is a 60-bed acute-care, full-service facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission and certified as an accredited Chest Pain Center by ACC Accreditation Services, the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology. We also provide a host of other services including the Joint Replacement Institute, a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient Surgical Services, a Family Birthing Center, Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiopulmonary Services, Therapy Services, and Oncology services through H.R. Hoover MD Cancer Center.

Where We Are:

McMinnville, Oregon is located amid the rolling vineyards of the Willamette Valley, midway between Portland and the coast in Yamhill County. In addition to the natural beauty and historic charm, McMinnville is a city where you can experience award-winning restaurants, a world-class aviation museum, unique art galleries, beautiful public parks, and fun-filled community events. We invite you to explore our community through these local sites.

Why Choose Us:

  • Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
  • Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
  • Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Assistance for qualified applicants
  • And much more…

Position Summary

As part of the surgical team, the surgical technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Certified Surgery Technician required. OR Proof of work as surgical tech during at least two of the three years immediatly preceding Jan 1, 2017.
  • One year of operating room experience preferred

Essential Job Functional

  • Don OR attire and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Gathers, checks and opens supplies and equipement needed for the surgical procedure.
  • Performs the surgical scrub, and donning gown and gloves.
  • Sets up the sterile back table and Mayo stand with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for the procedure.
  • Performs initial instrument, sharps and sponge counts with the circulator.
  • Assists the team members with gowning and gloving.
  • Assits with draping the patient and establishing the sterile field.
  • Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out procedure.
  • Prepares and anticipates additional instrumentation, equipment and supplies for usage during the   procedure.
  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon during all procedures.
  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure.
  • Performs all counts as necessary.
  • Cares for prepares and passes off specimens as appropriate.
  • Reconciles implants with circulator at the end of procedure if used.
  • Updates and keeps accurate records of the surgeons preferences.
  • Assists with cleaning of the room and return of unused supplies.
  • Assists in preparation of the OR for the next patient.
  • Assist in transfer of patient to and from OR table.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate sound judgment, patience and maintain a professional demeanor at all times
  • Ability to work in a busy and stressful environment
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
  • Creativity, problem analysis and decision making
  • Ability to work varied shifts

WVMC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have any Special need or seek accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process, please contact us at (503) 472-6131

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