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UnitedHealth Group

Surgical Technologist - The Polyclinic - Plastic Surgery

Seattle, WA

$7,500 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates

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The Surgical/OR Tech functions as an integral member of the team and is responsible for the phases of patient care or surgical case management, with minimal direction or supervision from their surgical team members. These include pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative functions. All surgical team members must adhere to the principles of asepsis and the practice of sterile technique. Honesty and moral integrity are necessary to uphold these standards.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Preoperative Case Management
  • Don operating room (OR) attire and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Prepare the OR
  • Gather necessary equipment and supplies
  • Create and maintain the sterile field
  • Performs a surgical scrub and don sterile gown and gloves
  • Organize the sterile field for use
  • Count necessary items
  • Assist team members during entry of the sterile field
  • Expose the operative site with sterile drapes
  • Intraoperative Case Management
  • Maintain the sterile field
  • Pass instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to the surgeon and surgical assistant as needed
  • Assess and predict (anticipate) the needs of the patient and surgeon and provide the necessary items in order of need
  • Medication preparation and handling
  • Specimen care
  • Dressing application
  • Postoperative Case Management
  • Maintenance of the sterile field until the patient is transported
  • Removal of used instruments, equipment, and supplies from the OR
  • Care and maintenance of instruments, equipment, and supplies following use
  • Preparation of the OR for the next patient
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, including supply order and rotation to CSSD as assigned

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current WA State Surgical Technologist Registration (ST)
  • Current AHA/BLS Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technologists
  • Current ORT (Operating Room Technician) certification
  • 2+ years of experience as a surgical technologist in an acute care setting or a busy multi-specialty ASC

Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for Washington residents is $16.00 to $32.55 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: UHG-2204262
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • HSA
    • On-Site Gym
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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