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Surgical Tech, Senior Weekend

Description

Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? We have a weekend program position that provides a great opportunity for individuals who need weekdays to be at home for child, parent, dog care needs, in addition to who may be in school, etc. Work every weekend- get weekdays off with full benefits.

 

We are currently offering SIGN-ON BONUSES for all full-time and part-time Surgical Technologist positions! The amount of the sign-on bonus is dependent upon your years of Surgical Technology experience. Don't miss out - apply today!


  • 0-1 years of experience: 2-year commitment $5,000; 3-year commitment $7,000
  • 1-2 years of experience: 2-year commitment $7,000; 3-year commitment $10,000
  • 3+ years of experience: 2-year commitment $10,000; 3-year commitment $15,000

*Current UPMC employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus program.

 


Purpose:

  • Work under the direct supervision of a Clinician to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures in a specific service. 
  • Coordinates instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to ensure proper use and availability for quality patient service. 
  • Work under the direct supervision of a Clinician and the Director to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive procedures. 
  • Perform advanced tasks on a regular basis in an operating room that assist the surgical team. 
  • Work on complex surgical procedures within at least three surgical specialties. 
  • Arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures; pass instruments, sponge and sutures to surgeons and surgical assistants; prepare sterile supplies; assist in cleanup of the operating room; check placement and operation of equipment; and check and restock operating room. 
  • During surgical procedures may be responsible for special trays, grafting materials, and recording patient data. 
  • Accountable for instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to ensure proper use and availability for quality patient service.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • An in-depth knowledge related to a specific surgical specialty or a broad knowledge of many specialties.
  • Serve as a resource to other staff members. Assist head nurse by precepting students and new employees.
  • 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 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.
  • Support cost containment in the use of materials and equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and help apply dressings.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate initiative in problem solving as related to patient and technical issues that contribute to the improvement of the Operating Room function and operation.
  • Teach both skill and theoretical principles to new employees and students.

Qualifications


PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/28/2020:

3 years of current Operating Room experience that demonstrates advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialties.

Surgical specialties with 1 year experience in selected specialty desired. 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.

Current employees must have a performance rating of Solid/Strong/Good to enter the program, and all employees must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good rating to remain in the program.


In addition to those 3 years of prior experience -

Must have completed program sponsored by nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and maintains certification or Has completed appropriate military training program or Maintains certification from accredited program or Was employed as a surg tech in a health care facility on or before effective date of the act (12/28/2020) or Employed as a surg tech at another health care facility two years before effective date (12/28/2020).

Exception: A health care facility may employ individuals who do not meet the certification requirements if after a diligent and thorough effort has been made they are unable to employ a sufficient number of qualified surg techs who meet the requirements (i.e. certification) and a written record of efforts is made and retained at the health care facility. 1. All of our recruitment efforts are documented and can be supplied for this record. 2. The supply of certified or eligible to be certified surg techs does not meet our needs.



Continuing education requirements: Compliance with continuing ed requirements specified by the credentialing organization for certification


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire


Certification Details - Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Technologist Surgery Certified (TSC) required.


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) OR Tech in Surgery-Certified (TSC)
  • Act 34


  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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