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Surgical Technologist -- Operating Room, South Hills Surgery Center

Description

We are hiring a casual Surgical Technologist to support our UPMC Presbyterian South Hills Surgery Center in Bethel Park. The South Hills Surgery Center sees a mixed population of young and old patients, completing a variety of procedures from orthopedic and GI to ophthalmic and breast surgeries. We perform about 250 procedures per month. Staff in our department work Tuesday-Friday daylight… meaning no weekends, nights, holidays, or on-call! We also offer free parking to our staff.

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education.

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

  • PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/27/2020: 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 (12/27/2020) 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.

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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