Job Description

Job Title: Surgical Technologist (Multiple Positions and Experience Levels)
Job ID: 1700019N
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Operating Room
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Are a Surgical Technologist seeking a new opportunity or a new graduate looking to start your career? Does a SIGN-ON BONUS grab your interest? Look no further!

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring full-time Surgical Technologists to support our Operating Room.

The title and pay rate of these positions may vary depending upon years of experience.

These positions will work a rotating shift.

We are currently offering SIGN-ON BONUSES for all full-time and part-time Surgical Technologist positions! The amount of the sign-on bonus is dependent upon your years of Surgical Technology experience. Each bonus listed below requires a 2 year employment commitment. Don't miss out - apply today!
Inexperienced Surgical Technologist - $5,000
1 year experience as Surgical Technologist - $7,000
2+ years experience as Surgical Technologist - $10,000

Current UPMC employees are not eligible for sign-on bonus program.

Surgical Technologists perform a variety of tasks in an operating room that assist the surgical team. Arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures; pass instruments, sponge and suture to surgeons and surgical assistants; prepare sterile supplies; assist in cleanup of the operating room; check placement and operation of equipment; and check and restock operating room. During surgical procedures may be responsible for special trays, graft materials, and record patient data.

After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.
Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.
Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
Before an operation, help to prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes, and sterile solutions. Assemble both sterile and non-sterile equipment. Adjust and check equipment to ensure it is working properly.
During surgery, efficiently pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgeon assistants. Hold retractors or instruments, cut sutures, sponge or suction the operative site under the supervision of the surgeon and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.
Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
Prepare patients for surgery by wash, shave, and ensure aseptic incision sites. May transport patients to the operating room, help position them on the operating table, and cover them with sterile surgical drapes.


  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military. 
  • Entry level job 0-2 years experience. 
  • Surgical specialties include but are not limited to: general, orthopedic, vascular, plastic and reconstructive, obstetrics and gynecology, thoracic, ophthalmic, neurosurgery, organ procurement and endoscopic surgical settings. 
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $15.76 to $25.02

Union Position: No

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