Providence Health & Services Surgical Technician II *$5000 Sign-On Bonus and Relocation Offered* in Kodiak, Alaska
Providence is calling a Surgical Tech II (Operating Room, Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Kodiak Island Alaska Medical Center in Kodiak, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
We are offering Surgical Technicians who are not currently working for Providence or one of our affiliates a $5000 sign on bonus to join our amazing nursing team! $2500 on your first paycheck and $2500 at 12 months. Repayment would be required based on a prorated amount if you do not complete the minimum retention requirement.*
In this position, you will:
Anticipates the needs of the surgeon, as well as emergency and unusual circumstances, acts accordingly to expedite the surgery, and initiates corrective actions.
Provides for the comfort and safety of the patient during the operation. Anticipates the need for supplies, and identifies developing emergency situations, and initiates actions to assist in the care of the patient. Operates all equipment, including the preparation of hemeostatic and blood replacement products and devices.
Appropriately identifies and safely transports patients to and from the Operating Room according to procedure.
Sets up surgical equipment. Selects and prepares appropriate equipment, suture, and stapling devices for procedures.
Picks up and receives soiled equipment. Sorts, unloads and decontaminates equipment and instruments according to procedure.
Steam autoclaves and aerators. Loads and unloads according to procedure. Identifies and documents any variance in color of wrap, visible moisture or mechanical malfunction after sterilization is complete.
Assembles trays, basin sets, packages, instruments, and prepares items for terminal sterilization.
Packages and sterilizes dressings and special items according to written procedure or request.
Assembles case carts for Surgical Services using preference card system. Orders, receives, and stores supplies in designated areas.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Embraces the Providence Service Standards in all aspects of position. Presents and conducts self in a professional manner. Provides support to coworkers and customers while demonstrating service excellence by building positive interpersonal relations to ensure productive and positive relationships are maximized. Develops a deep understanding of customer’s perspectives and needs and works to meet their expectations. Builds a culture of true caring by behavior and interactions with others.
COMMUNICATION/TEAMWORK: Communicates in a compassionate and professional manner to patients, families and visitors. Demonstrates professional interpersonal skills and cooperates with other departments and members of the care delivery team to provide optimal continuity of care to patients and their families. Demonstrates commitment to teamwork and interacts harmoniously with others. Collaborates to ensure team success. Supports new orientees in learning department routines.
CRITICAL THINKING AND ORGANIZATION: Utilizes available resources. Recognizes errors/problems and takes corrective action. Demonstrates effective priority setting and organization skills to promote department flow and cost efficiency. Ensures smooth, efficient services and maximizes comfort and confidentiality for the patient. Anticipates and prioritizes workflow and adjusts work assignments to prevent delays and meet work flow demands. Assists with problems resolutions.
PERSONNEL: Demonstrates knowledge and support of quality improvement goals. Participates in department, facility and organizational projects or committees as assigned.
Completes Competency Plan for assigned job and department.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Graduation from a Surgical Technology Program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAAHEP) or other program accredited by the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist or completion of a Surgical Technician Military Training program.
Operating Room experience for candidates who have graduated from an accredited Surgical Technology Program or have completed other accredited programs by the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist or completion of a Surgical Technician Military Training program. Candidates with equivalent other or at least six months of on the job clinical training must have minimum one year operating room experience scrubbing on surgical procedures.
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
BLS or the ability to attain certification within 90 days of date of hire
About Kodiak Island Medical Center
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center (PKIMC) provides comprehensive health care to residents and visitors of Kodiak Island. This critical access hospital features 25 acute care beds, including four birthing suites, one OB triage room, and two ICU beds. In addition, the Elder House, PKIMC’s long term care facility, has 22 beds.
PKIMC provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency department, surgery, laboratory services, maternity, general medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, specialty clinics, diagnostic imaging services and pharmacy and is staffed by a mix of primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists who provide family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, radiology and general practice.
For more information regarding Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, please click on the following link: http://providence-kodiakhealthcare.jobs/
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
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Job Category: Surgical Techs
Req ID: 300830