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Surgical Technologist Educator

Description

Purpose:
The Surgical Technologist Educator has the authority, responsibility and accountability for delivery of surgical technology education. The educator is responsible for teaching students in our training program in classroom and hands-on lab settings, ensuring that they gain the knowledge and skills that are required for entry-level employment. The Surgical Technologist Educator must demonstrate the knowledge and educational skills necessary to assess, plan and provide the educational programs that are required.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Extends trust by acknowledging the contributions of others; listens first, creates transparency in communications, confronts reality, and clarifies expectations. Conveys information and ideas clearly through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. Perform related duties as required.
  • Utilize classroom and lab instruction, student assessment mechanisms, and classroom management techniques to provide an engaged classroom experience to students.
  • Ensure that each student has been presented with the material to successfully meet the learning objectives of each course within a student?s program of study
  • Ensure that instructional materials and equipment are ready for student use, sufficient in quantity, are properly maintained and are in working order prior to class time
  • Actively participate in meetings, review and analyze assessment data, compile reports, and meet academic and administrative deadlines
  • Receive feedback and direction constructively. Serve as a formal and informal mentor for new staff members and mentor new preceptors to be successful in their role. Participate in department-based Performance Improvement projects. Participate in self-review. Improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental need. Demonstrate a high level of initiative, work independently, and establish priorities to meet department and organizational goals. Obtain and maintain appropriate certifications. Participate in professional and community organizations. Develops professional coaching and feedback skills.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department and organization. Assume responsibility for complex assignments and view problems as challenges. Apply creative and innovative strategies in problem solving to achieve desired goals. Facilitates student experiences as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree required
  • Educator must be a Certified Surgical Technologist OR Registered Nurse First Assist Relevant
  • Teaching Experience Minimum of 4 years of Surgical Technologist/Scrub Experience


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse license for RN;CST CSFA, or CST/CSFA for Surgical Technologist
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireBasic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Registered Nurse (RN) for RNFA
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Surgical First Assist OR Certified Surgical Technologists (CST)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct