Swedish Medical Center 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.

This position will be working 3pm - 11pm M-F with alternating call on weekends.

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 OR 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:

  • Perform room turnover, maintain cleanliness of the surgical area, surgical equipment and patient transportation devices as indicated by department procedure.

  • Assist the surgical team with preparation of the surgical suite including opening of sterile items to the surgical field.

  • Assemble case carts to include printing of Procedure Lists, assembling supplies, instruments, equipment, and other necessary items to complete the case cart and delivers it to the appropriate surgical location.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school education or GED

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

  • Basic computer skills

  • Knowledge of sterilization techniques and demonstrated ability to safely operate area specific equipment, including, but not limited to: sterilizers, steris machines and sonic cleaners

  • BLS certification

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

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 Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of 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 Services

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 175861