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Surgical Technologist, Int. -- Operating Room

Description

We are hiring a limited casual Surgical Technologist, Int. to support our Operating Room at our UPMC Shadyside hospital location! You will work mainly daylight hours on an as-needed basis. 

Under the general supervision of a registered nurse, the Surgical Technologist, Int. performs advanced tasksin an Operating Room to assist the surgical team. You will work on complex surgical procedures with tasks including: arranging sterile setup for surgical procedures, passing instruments and materials, preparing sterile supplies, assisting in cleanup, checking placement and operation of equipment, and checking and restocking operating room. During surgical procedures, you may be responsible for special trays, grafting materials, and recording patient data.

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.
  • Participates in committees and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with Clinician to disseminate new knowledge.
  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • 2 years of current surgical technician experience that demonstrates advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialties required. 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.
  • In addition to 2 years 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 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).
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.


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
  • Certification Details - Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Technologist Surgery Certified (TSC) within 6 months of program completion. Staff employed to practice surgical technology by the health care facility on or before the effective date of the law (12/27/2020) 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.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

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