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Surgical Technologist -- Operating Room (Multiple Levels)

  • Job ID: 22000334
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 6:30am - 3:00pm w/ rotating: call/wknd/eve/hol
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Shadyside
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.40 to $28.44 / hour

Description

We are currently offering a generous sign-on bonus 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. Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • 0-1 years of experience: 2-year commitment $5,000; 3-year commitment $7,000
  • 1-2 years of experience: 2-year commitment $7,000; 3-year commitment $10,000
  • 2+ years of experience: 2-year commitment $10,000; 3-year commitment $15,000
  • Current UPMC employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus program. 

Are you interested in being at the forefront of quality Cardiothoracic, Endovascular, Robotic, and Chemotherapeutic Surgical care? Then come to UPMC Shadyside, where we are nationally recognized for our nursing excellence as demonstrated by our Magnet status.


We are hiring full time Surgical Technologists to support our Operating Room. UPMC Shadyside’s Operating Room (OR) serves patients through various surgical specialties including neuro, cardiac, ortho, vascular, urology, plastics, thoracis, robotics, and more! We do see a heavy oncology patient population. We are a 24-bed OR and we see over 60 cases per day. We are currently transitioning to a self-scheduling model to offer our staff greater work-life balance, and we boast a limited surgical schedule on the weekends. Our OR is a very team-centered department- we are one big team that helps each other out! You will work mostly days with rotational shifts for call, weekends, evenings and holidays. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education.


Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.
  • 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.
  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.

Qualifications

  • PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/28/2020: Must have completed program sponsored by nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and maintains certification OR Has completed appropriate military training program OR Maintains certification from accredited program OR Was employed as a surg tech in a health care facility on or before effective date of the act (12/28/2020) OR Employed as a surg tech at another health care facility two years before effective date (12/28/2020).
  • Continuing education requirements: Compliance with continuing ed requirements specified by the credentialing organization for certification. For individuals not certified - must complete 30 hours of continuing ed every two years.
  • Specialty 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.

License/Certification:

  • 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
  • Certification Details - Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Technologist Surgery Certified (TSC): Note: Staff employed to practice surgical technology by the health care facility on or before the effective date of the law (12/28/2020) or who were employed as a surg tech at another health care facility two years before effective date of the law are grandfathered and therefore not required to have certification. New graduates of a program sponsored by nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation can work for six months prior to certification, but must be certified within six months of program completion.

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

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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