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Surgical Technologist, Weekend

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is seeking a Weekend Surgical Technologist to join their team that will support the Operating Room!  This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a dynamic surgical team that delivers exceptional care to our patients. While a weekend position may appeal to many caregivers, it is an ideal fit for individuals who are seeking greater work-life balance, whether it applies to continuing education, child care, family needs, or other professional pursuits! Considered full-time status at 24 hours per week, Weekend Surgical Technologist receive full-time benefits.

Applicants without prior OR Surgical Technologist experience will need to be available for weekday training until capable to move to weekends. It can take up to 6 months to fully orient in the OR for an inexperienced candidate.

 

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:

  • Under the general supervision of a registered nurse, performs advanced tasks on a regular basis in an Operating Room that assist the surgical team. 
  • Works on complex surgical procedures within at least 2 surgical specialties. 
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
  • Participates in committees and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • 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 and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
  • Collaborates with Clinician to disseminate new knowledge.
  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.
  • Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • 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 in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.
  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.
  • Serves as a resource to other staff members; precepts students and new employees.

 

Qualifications

  • 1 year of current surgical technician experience is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialties. Surgical 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.

PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/28/2020.
In addition to that 1 year 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). 

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.

 

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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Certification for Surgical Technologist Preferred.
  • 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)
  • Act 34 

 


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