UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Surgical First Assistant - UW NWHMC Joint & Hand Clinic

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/20/2018 12:12 PM)
    Full Time
    7509 UW Med NW Joint & Hand Clinic
    1st, Days
    Job Location
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    Providing Surgical Support to the surgeon in the Operating Room

    • Perioperative Patient Management:Performing focused perioperative assessments
    • Intraoperative performance of surgical first assistant techniques:Delivers direct surgical care by assisting physician using instruments and medical devices
    • Helps control/ provide hemostasis
    • Provides wound exposure
    • Handling and/or cutting tissue
    • Suturing and
    • Wound management

    Collaboration and Communication

    • Consults, coordinates, and collaborates effectively with members of the health care team regarding patient plan of care.
    • Effectively communicates with other staff members and management to assure continuous service to patients and timely resolution of issues.
    • Supports patient satisfaction and customer service initiatives.


    Education Background

    • Bachelors or equivalent required.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • Surgical Assistant - Certified
    • ACLS certification and Conscious Sedation certification preferred.
    • BLS required.
    • A current National Provider Identifier
    • Must become credentialed through NWHMC Medical Staff Office

    Work Experience

    • Minimum of six months of prior experience in a health care setting with direct patient contact required.  One year preferred.
    • Previous surgical experience preferred. 
    • Total Joint experience desired.

    Special Training/Skills

    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.  
    • As defined by Northwest Hospital Medical Staff appointment and credentialing process.

    Physical Abilities

    • Must be able to safely maneuver patients and supplies.
    • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.  


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