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Surgical Technologist

Description

The title and pay rate of these positions may vary depending upon years of experience.

 

We are currently offering NEW STARTING RATES AND 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. Each bonus listed below requires a 2 year employment commitment. 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:

Perform a variety of tasks in an operating room that assist the surgical team. Arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures; pass instruments, sponge and suture 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, graft materials, and record patient data.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and 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.
  • 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 under the supervision of the surgeon and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
  • Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.
  • Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.
  • 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.
  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.

Qualifications

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

  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military.
  • Entry level job 0-2 years experience. Surgical specialties include but are 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.
  • 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 surgical technologist in a health care facility on or before effective date of the act (12/28/2020) or Employed as a surgical technologist at another health care facility two years before effective date (12/28/2020).  
  • Continuing education requirements: Compliance with continuing education requirements specified by the credentialing organization for certification.  For individuals not certified - must complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years.

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


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 surgical technologist 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 surgical technologist does not meet our needs.


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