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Job Information

Swedish Health Services Perioperative Care Associate III - Orthopedic Surgery in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Perioperative Care Associate III (1.0 FTE, Evenings) to work in Orthopedic Surgery at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Perioperative Care Associate III (PCA III) must be able to perform all duties of the Perioperative Care Associate II (PCA II). The PCA III, under direction, assists the surgical staff with patient care including transportation, supplies, equipment, instruments, and care of the environment. Assists the core facilitator with completion of case carts and preparation of positioning devices and equipment. Assists the surgical team with preparation of the surgical suite including opening of sterile items to the surgical field. Assists in the training of other Perioperative Care Associates.

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.

  • Assists with patient care, including shave preps and surgical preps.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • 1 year experience performing duties as a Perioperative Care Associate II or equivalent experience in a healthcare environment

  • 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 First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Broadway 2 (WA143) 600 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 264319