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Full-Time Surgical Technologist - Operating Room (UPMC Passavant)

  • Job ID: 2100045U
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Variable hours with on-call shifts
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Passavant
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.73 to $24.96 / hour

Description

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ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Full-Time 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.

 

We are currently offering a generous sign-on bonus 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. Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • 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.

 

The 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:
Under the general supervision of a registered nurse, performs advanced tasks on a regular basis in an Operating Room that assist the surgical team. Works on complex surgical procedures within at least 2 surgical specialties. 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.
  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
  • Participates in committees and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with Clinician to disseminate new knowledge.
  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.
  • Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • 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 in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/27/2020.1 year of current surgical technician experience is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialties. 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.
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.
  • Current employees must have a performance rating of Solid/Strong/Good to enter the program, and all employees must maintain a Solid/Strong/Good rating to remain in the program.
  • In addition to that 1 year 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 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). 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. All of our recruitment efforts are documented and can be supplied for this record. 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.

 

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) required within six months of program completion: Note: 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. 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.).

 

  • 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

 

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