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Surgical Technologist, Orthopedic Trauma - Sign-On Bonus!

  • Job ID: 612176002
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: days; some evenings and weekend on-call
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
  • Department: Orthopedic Truma
  • Location: 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.88 to $27.58 / hour

Description

The Orthopedic Trauma Team at UPMC Susquehanna - Divine Providence Williamsport is looking for a full-time surgical technologist to perform a variety of tasks in an operating room that assist the surgical team. This position arranges sterile setup for surgical procedures; passes instruments, sponge and suture to surgeons and surgical assistants; prepares sterile supplies; assists in cleanup of the operating room; checks placement and operation of equipment; and checks and restocks operating room. During surgical procedures, the surgical technologist may be responsible for special trays, graft materials, and record patient data.

This position qualifies for a sign-on bonus.

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

  • Per PA legislature House Bill 81, enacted 10/29/2020 and effective 12/27/2020, must have completed program sponsored by nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and maintain certification or have completed appropriate military training program or maintain certification from accredited program or was employed as a surg tech in a health care facility on or before effective date of the act (12/27/2020) or employed as a surg tech at another health care facility two years before effective date (12/27/2020).
  • 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.
  • Entry level job 0-2 years experience.


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) within 6 months of program completion.
 

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