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Surgical Tech/Robotics FA (Harrisburg)

  • Job ID: 190001UU
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Operating Room HBG
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $29.75 to $46.13 / hour

Description

The Surgical Technologist First Assist is a specially-trained individual who participates and actively assists the surgeon in the performance of the surgical procedure. The STFA practices an expanded role of perioperative First Assisting skills and has successfully completed educational requirements and demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, and judgment necessary to assist the surgeon.

Responsibilities:
  • Incorporate leading/evidence-based practice in quality/safety into every day work. Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involvingpatient safety. Speak up with other service partners to ensure high quality and safety. Report serious events/incidents per policy
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education
  • Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique relative to operative procedures. Identifies specific physician preferences and steps of the procedure
  • 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, an d other means as directed by surgeon. Identifies various suture needs and demonstrated appropriate suture management.
  • Serves as an educator, mentor, consultant, and resource to colleagues and other health care professionals in relation to STFA activities and robotic surgery
  • Provide competent and ethical care within legal standards of practice as applicable to the STFA
  • Acts as a patient advocate and maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures
  • Maintains regulatory, credentialing, and privileging requirements.
  • Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations. Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E. Be an ambassador for UPMC Susquehanna. Provide the best C.A.R.E. for our patients no matter what.

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Surgical Tech required. 
  •  1 year of experience required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CST Certification Required. Completion of STFA program and certification within 2 years Required.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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

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