At UPMC, we are committed to keeping our communities safe and healthy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. As our recruiters work to fill positions during this time, interviews and recruitment-related processes have been modified to protect and prioritize the safety of our candidates and employees.

UPMC continues to comply with any governmental guidance related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements where our team members live and work. UPMC strongly supports vaccination and encourages everyone who can get vaccinated to do so to protect themselves, their co-workers, and our patients. At this time, the COVID-19 vaccination is available for new or existing employees on a voluntary basis, except where required by local, state, or federal authorities. Staff in positions in our New York, Maryland, and City of Philadelphia areas must be in compliance with local COVID-19 mandates.

For more information about UPMC’s response to COVID-19, please visit upmc.com/coronavirus.

Search Our Jobs

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Casual Surgical Technologist, Sr. - Operating Room (UPMC Passavant)

Description

Join Our Community!

 

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Casual Sr. Surgical Technologist to support the Operating Room at the McCandless location. The OR at Passavant is an exciting and fast paced environment where learning never stops! Candidates with 6 months or more of Surgical Technologist experience are preferred and encouraged to apply.

 

The Sr. Surgical Technologist is a valued step in the UPMC Surgical Technologist Career Ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and patient care experience.

 

Purpose:

Work under the direct supervision of a Clinician to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures in a specific service. Coordinates instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to ensure proper use and availability for quality patient service. Work under the direct supervision of a Clinician and the Director to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive procedures. Perform advanced tasks on a regular basis in an operating room that assist the surgical team. Work on complex surgical procedures within at least three surgical specialties. Arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures; pass instruments, sponge and sutures 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, grafting materials, and recording patient data. Accountable for instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to ensure proper use and availability for quality patient service.

Responsibilities:

  • Scrub, secure additional supplies as required, maintain asepsis in the Operating Room, select and sterilize instruments, set up for surgical procedures, hand the surgeon instruments and sutures, store equipment and instruments.
  • Coordinate day to day supervision of the surgical technicians.
  • Serve as the Lead on daily shifts to resolve/answer any questions or issues.
  • Teach both skill and theoretical principles to new employees and students.
  • 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.
  • Under the supervision of the surgeon hold retractors or instruments, cut sutures, sponge or suction the operative site and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
  • Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and help 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.
  • Serve as a resource to other staff members.
  • Assist head nurse by precepting students and new employees.
  • Teach both skill and theoretical principles to new employees and students.
  • Support cost containment in the use of materials and equipment.
  • Demonstrate initiative in problem solving as related to patient and technical issues that contribute to the improvement of the Operating Room function and operation.
  • Assume responsibility under the direction of the Clinician for all repairs, ordering and maintenance of supplies, equipment, lasers and instrumentation related to the specialty service.
  • Assist the Clinician in supervising the use of supplies and equipment for patient care and safety in all procedures.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and collaborates with the surgeons, specialty team members and other departments.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.  
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities and assists in implementation.
  • An in-depth knowledge related to a specific surgical specialty or a broad knowledge of many specialties.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military.
  • 3 years of current Operating Room experience required. Advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialists with 1 year experience in selected specialty desired.
  • 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)
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) OR Tech in Surgery-Certified (TSC) 
  • 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: Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct