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Providence Operating Room Technician I *1.0 FTE, Variable Shift *$10,000 Hiring Bonus and Relocation Assistance* in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Operating Room Technician I (Operating Room, Variable-Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, 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.

In this position, you will:

  • Anticipate the needs of the surgeon, as well as emergency and unusual circumstances, acts accordingly to expedite the surgery, and initiates corrective actions.

  • Provide 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.

  • Demonstrate appropriate review of patient chart and intervenes as necessary to assure chart is complete prior to surgery. Appropriately identifies and safely transports patients to and from Surgical Services according to procedure

  • Set up surgical equipment. Selects and prepares appropriate equipment, suture, and stapling devices for procedures. Cleans and sterilizes equipment

  • Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served

  • Residency: Graduate hired directly from a Surgical Technology Program without work experience will complete an onboarding process lasting 6 months. The Surgical Technologist residency program will involve completing competencies in each service group by the lead tech of that service, and the OR technology educator

  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 6 months of 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 operating room experience scrubbing on surgical procedures

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Graduation from a Surgical Technology Program accredited by the (Commission on Accreditation of Allied health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or Completion of a Surgical Technician Military Training program

  • Equivalent other or on the job clinical training is acceptable with demonstrated operating room experience at the surgical technologist level or higher.

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Requsition ID: 111292
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Surgical/Perioperative Services
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Variable
Career Track: Clinical Support
Address: AK Anchorage 3200 Providence Dr

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.