Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Perioperative Care Associate III (1.0 FTE, Evening SHIFT) to work in in the Inpatient Surgery Support department at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.
The Perioperative Care Associate III (PCA III), under direction, assists the surgical staff with patient care including transportation, supplies, equipment, instruments, and care of the environment. The PCA III works under guidance of the Surgical Technologist, Facilitator and RN and the direction of the Surgical Support Supervisor/Nurse Manager. The PCA III functions as a collaborative and participative member of an interdisciplinary team, consistent with the mission, vision and values of the Surgical Services department and Swedish Medical Center.
In this position you will:
Performs room turnover, maintains cleanliness of the surgical area, surgical equipment and patient transportation devices as indicated by department procedure.
Handles soiled supplies according to department procedures and protocols. Performs decontamination of instrumentation and equipment as indicated by department procedure and manufacturer instructions and re-assembly of instrument sets when applicable.
Demonstrates basic knowledge of sterile technique and infection control. Assists the surgical team with preparation of the surgical suite and opening of sterile items to the surgical field.
Assists with set up of surgical suite.
Assists with patient transfers and positioning. Demonstrates position specific age related competencies.
Required qualifications for this position include:
One year experience performing duties as a Perioperative Care Associate II or equivalent experience in a healthcare environment
Basic computer skills
Demonstrated ability to safely operate area specific equipment, including, but not limited to: sterilizers, steris machines and sonic cleaners
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
About the Cherry Hill Campus.
What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.
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