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Surgical Tech/Robotics Fa (Memorial)

  • Job ID: 618748223
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Memorial
  • Department: Day Surgery
  • Location: 1703 Innovation Drive, York PA 17404
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $30.12 to $46.71 / hour

Description

*New hires eligible for sign-on bonus!*

 

Participates in an expanded role of perioperative First Assisting. Under the direction of the physician, assists in operations; may help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, wound closure, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide competent and ethical care within legal standards of practice as applicable to the STFA.
  • Maintains regulatory, credentialing, and privileging requirements
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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, and other means as directed by surgeon. Identifies various suture needs and demonstrated appropriate suture management
  • Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique relative to operative procedures. Identifies specific physician preferences and steps of the procedure.
  • Acts as a patient advocate and maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information.
  • Serves as an educator, mentor, consultant, and resource to colleagues and other health care professionals in relation to STFA activities and robotic surgery

 

Qualifications

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

 

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

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.  For individuals not certified - must complete 30 hours of continuing ed every two years.

Specialty 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

 


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CST Certification Required. Completion of STFA program and certification within 2 years required. (Exempt from this requirement is the current STFA which possesses ten years Operating Room experience with five years First Assist experience assisting a surgeon and competencies are checked off by surgeon every twoyears)

 

Certification Details - Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Technologist Surgery Certified (TSC):  Note: Staff employed to practice surgical technology by the health care facility on or before the effective date of the law (12/28/2020) or who were employed as a surg tech at another health care facility two years before effective date of the law are grandfathered and therefore not required to have certification. New graduates of a program sponsored by nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation can work for six months prior to certification, but must be certified within six months of program completion. 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. 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 the needs of the organization.).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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