Job Description

Job Title: Surgical Technologist, Intermediate
Job ID: 26589465
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: Daylight/Evening/On-Call
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC East
Department: Operating Room
Location: 2775 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville PA 15146

Description

Are you a surgical technician looking for the next step in your career?  Consider applying for the flexible, full-time, Surgical Technologist Intermediate with the Operating Room at UPMC East.  This position will work daylight, evening and on-call shifts.  Shifts can range between 8, 10 and 12 hours in length.  Apply online today to be considered for the opportunity!

The Surgical Technologist performs advanced tasks on a regular basis in an Operating Room that assist the surgical team.  They work on complex surgical procedures within at least 2 surgical specialties.  They arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures which includes passing instruments, sponges and sutures to surgeons and surgical assistants, preparing sterile supplies, assisting in cleanup of the operating room, checking placement and operation of equipment, and checking and restocking operating room. During surgical procedures, they 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.
  • Serves as a resource to other staff members; precepts students and new employees.
  • Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.
  • Participates in committees and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military. 
  • Two (2) years of current surgical technician experience that demonstrates advanced knowledge of at least two (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

  • 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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $16.31 to $26.64 / hour

    Union Position: No

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