Job Description

Job Title: Surgical Technician
Job ID: 28029343
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Operating Room
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Full Time · Daylight with call and rotation to off shifts

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted:  10/18/2019

 

*Regular hours are 0645-1515 with some variation day to day depending on service line assigned to the next day.  


This position requires being on call and must be able to arrive to hospital within 30 minutes of call out as per policy. Also rotation to off shifts and weekends is required.

 

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on-bonus!

Whether you are a recent Surg Tech graduate or a seasoned Surg Tech seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC Altoona!

 

Sign-On-Bonus Details

$5,000 (0-1 yr of experience) with 2 year employment commitment

$7,000 (1-2 yr of experience) with 2 year employment commitment

$10,000 (2+ yr of experience) with 2 year employment commitment


Purpose:

Functions as a member of the operating room or surgery center nursing team providing direct care to the surgical patient and performs other related duties under the direction of the registered nurse.

Responsibilities:
  • Utilizes hospital policy to meet JCAHO requirements.
  • Assists surgeon as scrub technician according to prescribed standards. Scrubs and dones gown and gloves in accordance with performance standards.
  • Maintains proper traffic control in the Operating Room Suite. Maintains use and cleanliness of autoclaves by following directions of use and cleaning.
  • Maintains correct count of sponges, instruments, and needles with circulating nurse and reports correctness or discrepancies according to department policy. Maintains aseptic technique at all times.
  • Observes patient and is ready for emergencies.
  • Knows where all supplies are kept and is able to get them or put them away accordingly.
  • Assists in handling of specimens as directed. Assists in application of dressing, casts and in moving of patient as directed. Assists in the clean up of the room, furniture, supplies and equipment after a procedure.
  • Assists in workroom in cleaning, storage, packing and autoclaving of instruments.
  • Employee complies with established occupation exposure policy.
  • Sets up table, instruments, and supplies according totype of operation. Assists in preparation and draping of patient and operative area according to need. Anticipates need for instruments, sutures, sponges, etc.

Qualifications

Must be a high school graduate or GED. Completion of a surgical technician course. Must maintain CPR certification Must be able to take call as established by written policy that may result in employee working more than 8 hours in one day.

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 (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

    Apply Current Employee?

    UPMC VALUES

    At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

    QUALITY & SAFETY
    DIGNITY & RESPECT
    CARING & LISTENING
    RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
    EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

    UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.


    WORKING HERE



    Now more than ever, YOU can help us shape our communities and UPMC into a better place for everyone to work, study, play, and thrive.

    Learn more about working here and check out our policies and recent updates.

    UPMC Health Plan Named Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality in 2019


    UPMC Ranked #1 Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers in 2019

    Share:
    Talent Network