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Surgical Technologist/FA - Orthopedic Trauma

  • Job ID: 152047877
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Days with call rotation
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Medical Group
  • Department: Orthopedic Trauma
  • Location: 1201 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $26.40 to $39.63 / hour

Description

Participates in an expanded role of perioperative First Assisting. Under the direction of the physician, assists in operations; may help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, wound closure, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

 

Sign-On Bonus: We are currently able to offer generous Sign-On Bonuses for our Surgical Technologist opportunities! The amount of this bonus will be based on your experience level, and you will be presented with the option to commit for 2 or 3 years. See below to find out which bonus works best for you, but don't miss out, apply today to take advantage!

  • 1-2 Years of Experience
    • $7,000 - 2yr Commitment OR $10,000 - 3yr Commitment
  • 2+ Years of Experience
    • $10,000 - 2yr Commitment OR $15,000 - 3yr Commitment


Responsibilities:

  • Provide competent and ethical care within legal standards of practice as applicable to the STFA.
  • Assist surgeon during operating room procedures. Performs positioning, prepping, and draping of the patient. Provides homeostasis by safe use of electrocautery, clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points, ligating vessels, and other means as directed by surgeon. Identifies various suture needs and demonstrated appropriate suture management
  • Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative technique relative to operative procedures. Identifies specific physician preferences and steps of the procedure.
  • Acts as a patient advocate and maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information.
  • Serves as an educator, mentor, consultant, and resource to colleagues and other healthcare professionals in relation to STFA activities and robotic surgery
  • Maintains regulatory, credentialing, and privileging requirements

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year of experience required.
  • CST Certification Required.
  • Completion of STFA program and certification within 2 years required.
    • (Exempt from this requirement is the current STFA which possesses ten years of Operating Room experience with five years of First Assist experience assisting a surgeon and competencies are checked off by surgeon every two years)
  • Associate's Degree in Surgical Tech preferred.
  • Experience in Orthopedics preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) - Required.
  • Completion of STFA program and certification within 2 years required.
    • (Exempt from this requirement is the current STFA which possesses ten years of Operating Room experience with five years of First Assist experience assisting a surgeon and competencies are checked off by surgeon every two years)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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