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Providence Health & Services Operating Room Technician Resident in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling an Operating Room Technician Resident (Operating Room, Variable shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position, you will:

  • Anticipate the needs of the surgeon, as well as emergency and unusual circumstances, acts accordingly to expedite the surgery, and initiates corrective actions.

  • Provide for the comfort and safety of the patient during the operation. Anticipates the need for supplies, and identifies developing emergency situations, and initiates actions to assist in the care of the patient. Operates all equipment, including the preparation of hemeostatic, and blood replacement products and devices.

  • Demonstrate appropriate review of patient chart and intervenes as necessary to assure chart is complete prior to surgery. Appropriately identify and safely transport patients to and from Surgical Services according to procedure.

  • Set up surgical equipment. Select and prepare appropriate equipment, suture, and stapling devices for procedures. Clean and sterilize equipment.

  • Residency: Graduates hired directly from a Surgical Technology Program without work experience will complete an onboarding process lasting 6 months. The Surgical Technologist residency program will involve completing competencies in each service group by the lead tech of that service, and the OR technology educator.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Operating Room experience for candidates who have graduated from a CAAHEP or ABHES accredited Surgical Technology Program, or completion of a Surgical Technician Military Training program.

  • Candidates with documented clinical scrubbing experience during clinical externship may be considered.

  • BLS

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduation from a Surgical Technology Program accredited by the (Commission on Accreditation of Allied health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

About the Operating Room

This is a great opportunity to be employed by the largest OR facility in Alaska, that has the latest technology including robotics and provides state of the art patient care. Currently we have 17 OR suites and we are expanding. With over 1,000 cases per month, all surgical procedures are performed here except for organ transplants.

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!

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Variable

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 267517