Job Description

Job Title: Surgical Technologist, Int.
Job ID: 625805
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Day
Facility: UPMC East
Department: Operating Room
Location: 2775 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville PA 15146

Description

Purpose:

UPMC East is currently seeking a flex full-time Surgical Technologist, Int. in our Operating Room.

 

Under the general supervision of a registered nurse, performs advanced tasks on a regular basis in an Operating Room that assist the surgical team. Works on complex surgical procedures within at least 2 surgical specialties. 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.

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 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.
  • Collaborates with Clinician to disseminate new knowledge
  • 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 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.
  • Participates in committees and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • 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.
  • Serves as a resource to other staff members; precepts students and new employees.

Qualifications

Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military. 2 years of current surgical technician experience that demonstrates advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialties. Surgical specialties include but 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:

Certification for Surgical Technologist Preferred. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $15.07 to $24.61

Union Position: No

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