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Kadlec Surgical Technologist (Part Time) - Operating Room in Richland, Washington


Kadlec has an exciting opportunity for a Surgical Technologist to join our growing Operating Room team located in Richland, Washington!

Shift Details: Part-Time, 0.5. 10 hour varaible shifts (primarily days). Shifts include weekends. Call required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • GED or High School Diploma from an accredited educational institution

  • Current registration as a Surgical Technologist (ST) in Washington State as per RCW 18.215

  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an Accredited Training Program

  • National certification as a Surgical Technologist

  • 1 year Surgical Technologist scrub experience

  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual skills

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

As a Surgical Technologist you will assist in the preparation and care of surgical patients ranging from infants to geriatrics; Assistswith surgical procedures in the Ambulatory Surgery Center; and perform routine and delegated duties according to departmental policies.

  • Embrace Planetree Philosophy to provide a safe, comfortable, therapeutic patient centered environment

  • Consistently maintain a customer service focus when providing patient care

  • Set up the assigned operating room following established department procedures assuring the equipment is appropriate for the specific surgery

  • Obtain and arrange on instrument table all surgical instruments and supplies that are required for the surgery

  • Assist in positioning the patient when needed, drapes patient; maintain sterile field during the procedure. Responsible to create adequate space surrounding the sterile field

  • Adhere to department policies and procedures related to aseptic technique and sterile techniques; comply with Universal Precautions and AORN standards for Operating Room attire

  • Assist surgeon, and other team members, during the procedure by passing instruments, sponges, sutures and other needed equipment as requested and handle instruments/equipment according to manufacturer’s recommendations and department policies

  • Perform sponges, needles, instruments counts with RN prior to, during and at the end of any procedure, following departmental policy/procedure, and at any break of personnel in the room. Participate in the “Time Out” prior to and debriefing at the end of each procedure

  • Assume, with the RN, the responsibility for proper identification and labeling of specimens giving attention to detail and accuracy

  • Check suction equipment for proper functioning and may operate or assist in operating suction equipment during surgery

  • Transport sealed, pre-packaged procedure trays that contain sharps for the purpose of stocking rooms in the department (example - Lumbar puncture tray)

  • Demonstrate annually skills required

  • Assist in maintaining a clean, orderly and safe environment

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on the unit as outlined in established procedures

  • Communicate accurately and effectively to patients, pertinent staff and physicians

  • Adhere to standard policies as outlined in department related to infection control, fire and safety, hazardous chemicals, personnel policies and departmental procedures

  • May function in other related peri-operative roles, such as OR Assistant or do tasks related to sterilization

  • Assist with the teaching of newly hired surgical technologists and (if applicable) student Surgical Technologists

  • Complete and maintain skills in all specialties based on specialty competencies to serve as a resource in complex or on call cases

  • Serve as a role model to new employees and other staff members

  • Anticipate the needs of the surgical team

  • Consistently demonstrate a positive attitude

  • Support change with positive feedback

  • Participate in updating and maintaining surgeon preference cards

  • Take direction from the circulating nurse related to patient safety in the case

  • Arrive within 20 minutes when called into work after being on-call for those departments who have call as a requirement for their department; Endo, OR, DI, Cath Lab

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


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About Us

Located in sunny Tri-Cities, WA, Kadlec is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the region. Kadlec is the premier choice for customer service excellence, providing compassionate healthcare by combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with evidence-based, patient-focused care. Kadlec does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. EOE. To learn more, click here: https://kadlec.jobs/about-us/

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: Washington-Richland

Req ID: 298076