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


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Perioperative Care Associate III (1.0 FTE, Evening SHIFT) to work in in the Inpatient Surgery Support department at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Perioperative Care Associate III ( PCA III), under direction, assists the surgical staff with patient care including transportation, supplies, equipment, instruments, and care of the environment. The PCA III works under guidance of the Surgical Technologist, Facilitator and RN and the direction of the Surgical Support Supervisor/Nurse Manager. The PCA III functions as a collaborative and participative member of an interdisciplinary team, consistent with the mission, vision and values of the Surgical Services department and Swedish Medical Center.

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.


Required qualifications for this position include:

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

  • Basic computer skills

  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate area specific equipment, including, but not limited to: sterilizers, steris machines and sonic cleaners

  • 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 Cherry Hill Campus.

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


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: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 305626