Job Description

Job Title: Lead Surgical Technologist
Job ID: 670128
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Department: Surgical Services
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

Purpose:

Are a Surgical Technologist seeking a new opportunity? Does a SIGN-ON BONUS grab your interest? Look no further!

Susquehanna Williamsport UPMC is hiring full-time Lead Surgical Technologists to support our Operating Room.

Each bonus listed below requires a 2 year employment commitment. Don't miss out - apply today!
2+ years experience as Surgical Technologist - $10,000
Current UPMC employees are not eligible for sign-on bonus program.

Lead Surgical Technologist works collaboratively to facilitate Surgical Technologist assignments. Work under the direct supervision of a Clinician and the Director to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive procedures. Perform advanced tasks on a regular basis in an operating room that assist the surgical team. Work on complex surgical procedures within at least three surgical specialties. 

Arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures; pass instruments, sponge and sutures 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, grafting materials, and recording patient data. Accountable for instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to ensure proper use and availability for quality patient service.

Responsibilities:
  • 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 help apply dressings.
  • Assist the Nurse Specialist in supervising the use of supplies and equipment for patient care and safety in all procedures.
  • Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • Assume responsibility under the direction of the Clinician for presenting one in-service training to the staff each year.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate day to day supervision of the surgical technicians. Serve as the Lead on daily shifts to resolve/answer any questions or issues. Teach both skill and theoretical principles to new employees and students.
  • Demonstrate initiative in problem solving as related to patient and technical issues that contribute to the improvement of the Operating Room function and operation.
  • During surgery, efficiently pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgeon assistants. Under the supervision of the surgeon hold retractors or instruments, cut sutures, sponge or suction the operative site 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.
  • Facilitate education of surgical techs.
  • Have Epro access and ability to order specialty items.
  • Liaison with Sterile Processing.
  • Modify/revise requisitions (surgeon's preference cards) on an as needed basis.
  • Participate in peer review.
  • 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.
  • Serve as a resource to other staff members. Assist head nurse by precepting students and new employees.
  • Support cost containment in the use of materials and equipment.
  • Under the case scheduling process; may have ability to schedule procedures.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military. 
  • A minimum of 4 years or more of Operating Room experience required. 
  • Advanced knowledge of at least 3 surgical specialties.  
  • Receive a Solid/Strong/Good or higher on last performance evaluation. 
  • 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

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Certified Surgical Technician or Tech in Surgery-Certified (TSC)

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

Salary Range: $19.09 to $28.63

Union Position: No

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