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Patient Care Tech - Outpatient Surgery Center- ( 40 hours, Capitol Hill )

Location: Seattle, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 863762 Date posted: 02/11/2020


An unlicensed caregiver who maintains a safe and clean environment for patients and Health Care team members. Transport patients with proper technique. Transport equipment, supplies and specimens. Provide environmental sanitation as required.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Environmental support: Transports specimens to appropriate departments per hospital standards. Cleans all flat surfaces and floors in each operating room between surgical procedures. Cleans all used surgical litters, stretchers, and redresses them for use. Available for spot cleaning or assistance with spills of blood, body fluids, or MSDS listed fluids. Provides environmental sanitation as required by charge nurse. Provides as needed environmental sanitation for common areas (e.g., bathrooms, break room).

  • Daily Surgical Service: Prepares the operating rooms prior to the first surgical procedure of the day. Trnasports surgical patients to the operating room. Demonstrates the use of good body mechanics and provides for patient safety when transferring, turning lifting, or assisting in positioning patients. Performs other duties as assigned by operating room staff. Provides surgical skin preparation using proper equipment, techniques, using standardized guidelines, or physician's orders as guidance. Communicates with patients in a courteous and helpful manner. Establishes and maintains communication with the health care team.

  • Adheres to all infection control policies taking all appropriate precautions to provide a safe environment for patients and all health care team members. Provides direct assistance with the activities required to begin subsequent surgical procedures. a) Return unneeded surgical equipment to its appropriate storage area. b) Obtain required equipment needed for upcoming surgeries. c) Assist with opening sterile surgical supplies. Understands the basic surgical aseptic technique. Transports patients to the operating suite for surgical procedures and to the unit after recovery.

  • Ancillary support: Responsible for daily testing and/or recording of results for a variety of mandated requirements (e.g. cidex sticks, refrigerator charts). Responsible for monthly inventory and control of expired surgical supplies. Restocks all common areas maintaining order, cleanliness, and stock levels. Rotates any expiration-dated supplies restocked. Provides transport of supplies and equipment to and from other departments with the hospital.

  • Ongoing development: Demonstrates initiative and responsibility for improving skills and expanding knowledge through continuing education or on the job learning experience.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A

  • Education

  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • CPR certification is required by date of hire/transfer.


    Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of hospital experience.

  • Able to obtain nursing assistant certification shortly after hire/transfer.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill Main Building 201 16th Ave. E Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU Service Unit Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Central Hospital Surgery Center Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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