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Surgical Technologist (Seeking Multiple Positions and Experience Levels)

  • Job ID: 21000480
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: no
  • Salary Range: $18.30 to $27.61 / hour

Description

Are you a Surgical Technologist seeking a new opportunity or a new graduate looking to start your Surg Tech career? Do you have a passion for working with children? Does a SIGN-ON BONUS grab your interest? Look no further!

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is hiring full-time Surgical Technologists to support our Operating Room.
 
In the Children’s Hospital Operating Room, we see a patient population of neonatal babies through young adult patients for the following surgical services: General, ENT, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastics, Transplant, Ophthalmology and Genitourinary. We have 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms! Children’s Hospital is open and operational 24/7/365 since we are a Level 1 Trauma Center and Transplant Center. Currently, we are seeing approximately 42 cases per day and about 12,000 cases per year including weekend cases.
 
The Children’s OR offers self-scheduling with creative & flexible options to meet needs. We can offer flexibility with call time and off-shift coverage. We also offer staggered orientation including 1:1 time with our preceptor. We also offer Perioperative training for new OR nurses with no prior OR experience. Working in the Children’s OR grants you the opportunity to work in a supportive an autonomous environment with cutting edge technologies.

The title and pay rate of these positions may vary depending upon years of experience. These positions will work a rotating shift.
 
We are currently offering 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.  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
  • 2+ years of experience: 2-year commitment $10,000; 3-year commitment $15,000
 
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education.
 

Surgical Technologists 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:
  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Must have completed program sponsored by nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and maintains certification or Has completed an appropriate military training program or Maintains certification from an 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).  
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.

 

  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military.
  • 0-2 years experience for Surgical Technologist
    • We are looking for recent grads from accredited Surgical Technology schools with no experience as well!
  • Additional experience may qualify for Intermediate and Senior level titles.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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