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Surgical Technologist - OR/PC

  • Job ID: 731515567
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.30 to $27.61 / hour

Description

Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!
 
Children's Hospital is hiring a Surgical Technologist to rotate between the OR and the PC.  No weekends are required! Rotating holidays! 
 
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!
  • 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
  • 2+ years of experience: 2-year commitment $10,000; 3-year commitment $15,000
 
*Current UPMC employees in the Patient Care Support job family are not eligible for the Surgical Technologist sign-on bonus program.
 
In the Children’s Hospital Operating Room, we see a patient population of neonatal babies through young adult patients for the following surgical services: General, ENT, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastics, Transplant, Ophthalmology and Genitourinary. We have 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms! Children’s Hospital is open and operational 24/7/365 since we are a Level 1 Trauma Center and Transplant Center. Currently, we are seeing approximately 42 cases per day and about 12,000 cases per year including weekend cases.
 
The Children’s OR offers self-scheduling with creative & flexible options to meet needs. We can offer flexibility with call time and off-shift coverage. We also offer staggered orientation including 1:1 time with our preceptor. We also offer Perioperative training for new OR nurses with no prior OR experience. Working in the Children’s OR grants you the opportunity to work in a supportive an autonomous environment with cutting edge technologies.
 
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education.
 
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

  • 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 (12/27/2020) 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. We welcome upcoming and recent grads from accredited surgical technology schools to apply!

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)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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