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Surgical Technologist Opportunities at UPMC Jameson (Multiple Positions and Experience Levels)

  • Job ID: 210002HE
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Jameson
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105
  • Union Position: Non Union
  • Salary Range: $15.36 to $23.55 / hour

Description

Are you a Surgical Technologist seeking a new opportunity or a new graduate looking to start your career? Are you looking for a position that offers career advancements as well as a sign on bonus? Don't miss out! UPMC Jameson located in New Castle, PA is hiring Surgical Technologists for various shifts to support our Operating Room.

The title and pay rate of these positions may vary depending upon years of experience.

We are currently offering NEW STARTING RATE AND 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. Each bonus listed below requires a 2 year employment commitment. 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.

Surgical Technologists perform a variety of tasks including arranging 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.


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:

 

  • 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.
  • 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 the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • 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.
  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.
  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.
  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • *Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicants will be hired into a step on the Surgical Technologist career ladder with a pay rate based on background and experience.

 

Qualifications

 

PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/28/2020.

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 (12/28/2020) or Employed as a surg tech at another health care facility two years before effective date (12/28/2020).  

  • 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.

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 Cardioulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
Act 33 with renewal
Act 34
Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

Certification Details - Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Technologist Surgery Certified (TSC):  Note: Staff employed to practice surgical technology by the health care facility on or before the effective date of the law (12/28/2020) or who were employed as a surg tech at another health care facility two years before effective date of the law are grandfathered and therefore not required to have certification. New graduates of a program sponsored by nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation can work for six months prior to certification, but must be certified within six months of program completion. 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. 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 the needs of the organization.).


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