Providence Health & Services Lead Surgical Technologist - 1.0 FTE Days ($7,000 Sign-On Bonus & Relocation) in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is offering an exciting opportunity for a Lead Surgical Technologist to be employed by the largest Operating Room facility in Alaska!

Providence Alaska Medical Center located in Anchorage invites you to grow your career in a fast-paced 18 suite OR with state of the art equipment and world class surgeons. With over 1,000 cases per month, you will get exposure to a variety of surgical procedures and be given the opportunity to refine your skills specific to your career goals. You will work collaboratively with the RN Team Lead to manage a subspecialty area through training, resource management, supply management, and maintenance of preference cards. When you're not busy in the OR, you can step outside to be surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Alaska and engage in one of the many outdoor activities unique to this region.

Sign-on bonus and relocation offered for external applicants!

In this position you will:

  • Work as a Surgical Technologist in the OR room approximately 60% of the time with the remaining time will be devoted to Team Lead Technician work.

  • Be responsible for equipment and supply management (including but not limited to maintaining par levels, evaluation of new and replacement equipment), staff training and preference card updates.

  • Set up surgical equipment; select and prepare appropriate equipment, suture, and stapling devices for procedures; clean and sterilize equipment; coordinate for specialty equipment to be present for cases in the subspecialty to assure smooth running surgical cases and surgeon satisfaction.

  • Help facilitate turnovers and first time starts in the subspecialty; mentor new employees in an effective manner to achieve competent technician staff in the subspecialty; observe, monitor and correct any deficiencies in sterile technique; be an advocate of Universal Protocol methods and assure compliance by OR Technicians.

  • Work with surgeons, Anesthesiologists, RN's, and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care during surgery; handle Instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure, anticipate the needs of the surgeon in providing these, and maintain a sterile environment.

  • Demonstrate appropriate review of patient chart and intervene as necessary to assure chart is complete prior to surgery.

  • Appropriately identify and safely transport patients to and from Surgical Services according to procedure.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Regular attendance

Preferred qualifications for this position include :

  • Graduation from a Surgical Technology Program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation or other program accredited by the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist 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

  • Candidates with equivalent other or at least six months of on the job clinical training must have operating room experience scrubbing on surgical procedures

  • 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!

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

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Other Licensed Technicians

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 137202