Job Description

Job Title: Surgical Technologist, Sr.
Job ID: 670382825
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Univ. of Pgh Physicians
Department: 60749 POP07 DERM Wexford
Location: 1603 Carmody Court, Sewickley PA 15143

Description

We are hiring a regular, full-time, Surgical Technologist Senior for the Physician Services Division of UPMC.  This position will work Monday through Friday, at both our Wexford and Shadyside office locations.

We are currently offering SIGN-ON BONUSES for all full-time Surgical Technologist positions! The amount of the sign-on bonus is dependent upon your years of Surgical Technology experience. Each bonus listed below requires a 2 year employment commitment. Current employees are not eligible for this bonus.

  • Inexperienced Surgical Technologist - $5,000
  • 1 year experience as Surgical Technologist - $7,000
  • 2+ years experience as Surgical Technologist - $10,000
In this role, the surgical technologist senior works under the direct supervision of a Clinician to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures in a specific service. They coordinate instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to ensure proper use and availability for quality patient service. They perform advanced tasks on a regular basis in an operating room that assist the surgical team, and work on complex surgical procedures within at least three surgical specialties.  

Other duties include arranging sterile setup for surgical procedures, passing instruments, sponges and sutures to surgeons and surgical assistants; assisting in cleanup of the operating room, and restocking the operating room. During surgical procedures, they may be responsible for special trays, grafting materials, and recording patient data. They are accountable for instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to ensure proper use and availability for quality patient service.

If this is of interest to you, apply online today!

Responsibilities:
  • Teach both skill and theoretical principles to new employees and students.
  • During surgery, efficiently pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgeon assistants. Under the supervision of the surgeon hold retractors or instruments, cut sutures, sponge or suction the operative site and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
  • Assume responsibility under the direction of the Clinician for all repairs, ordering and maintenance of supplies, equipment, lasers and instrumentation related to the specialty service. Assist the Clinician in supervising the use of supplies and equipment for patient care and safety in all 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.
  • Demonstrate initiative in problem solving as related to patient and technical issues that contribute to the improvement of the Operating Room function and operation.
  • Coordinate day to day supervision of the surgical technicians. Serve as the Lead on daily shifts to resolve/answer any questions or issues. Teach both skill and theoretical principles to new employees and students.
  • 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. Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • Scrub, secure additional supplies as required, maintain asepsis in the Operating Room, select and sterilize instruments, set up for surgical procedures, hand the surgeon instruments and sutures, store equipment and instruments.
  • Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and help apply dressings.
  • Support cost containment in the use of materials and equipment.
  • An in-depth knowledge related to a specific surgical specialty or a broad knowledge of many specialties.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and collaborates with the surgeons, specialty team members and other departments. Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines. Identifies process improvement opportunities and assists in implementation.
  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures. After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room. Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
  • Serve as a resource to other staff members. Assist head nurse by precepting students and new employees.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military. 
  • Three (3) years of current Operating Room experience required. 
  • Advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialists with 1 year experience in selected specialty desired. 
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

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)
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) OR Tech in Surgery-Certified (TSC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $18.03 to $28.90 / hour

    Union Position: No

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