Compensation

Operating Room Technologist Lead

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

21311 (NE H SEIU 1199NW UWMC Northwest Professional)
23616 (NE H NI SEIU 1199NW UWMC Northwest Professional

BASIC FUNCTION

Assist clinical staff in a variety of operative procedures. Obtain, assemble and arrange sterile instruments and supplies used for surgical procedures; pass appropriate instruments, sutures and supplies to surgeon during procedures; and maintain patient safety throughout perioperative care.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, regularly assign, instruct, and check the work of Surgical Technologists or Operating Room Technicians.

Must lead at least one full-time employee (1.0 FTE) or an equivalent combination of part-time Surgical Technologists or Operating Room Technicians.

TYPICAL WORK

Train, assign, provide direction, and check the work of Surgical Technologists or Operating Room Technicians in the preparation of operating rooms for surgical procedures;

Develop and implement the daily staffing schedule;

Serve as point of contact to other patient care providers;

Participate in interviewing and onboarding new staff;

Provide performance feedback to management;

Assess and develop quality control methods for department or organizational unit;

Coordinate instrument needs including inventory management of sets;

Coordinate with Assistant Nurse Manager on specific service line needs for daily management of cases;

Assist technologists and other staff in resolving problems concerning equipment functioning, staff coverage, and interpretation of policies and procedures;

Evaluate training needs of departmental or unit staff and submit recommendations to management;

Perform the duties of a Surgical Technologist or Operating Room Technicians; and

Perform other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of a Surgical Technologist program AND three years of experience as a Surgical Technologist or Operating Room Technicians

OR

equivalent education/experience.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

  • Added job codes for WFSE and SEIU 1199NW: 08-01-2023 as negotiated with WFSE for use at Harborview Medical Center, and SEIU1199NW for use at UWMC-Northwest
  • New Class: 12-01-2021 as negotiated with SEIU 925 for use at UWMC-Montlake