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Surgical Technologist - Full-Time - West Mifflin Surgery Center

  • Job ID: 210004JK
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday through Friday
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC East
  • Department: Surgical Services W Miff
  • Location: 275 Clairton Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15236
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.79 to $25.84 / hour

Description

West Mifflin Surgery Center is hiring a Full-Time Surgical Technologist
 
West Mifflin Ambulatory Surgery Center has a patient surgical population for patients who are aged 13 years and older. There are 17 patient bays total between Pre-Op and the Recovery Room. There are 4 ORs. A variety of surgical cases performed at West Mifflin Ambulatory Surgery Center include Ophthalmology, ENT, GI, Orthopedics (upper and lower), Sports Medicine, Breast Cancer, General Surgery, Urology, Gynecology, Podiatry, Pain Management, and Pediatric cases. Over 150 surgeries are completed at the surgery center on average per month. The number of surgeries performed is growing each month. The West Mifflin Ambulatory Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art facility with free onsite parking, vended scrubs, no weekends, holidays, or call shifts located in the West Mifflin Outpatient Center.

 

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

 

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:
  • 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

  • 1 year of current surgical technician experience that demonstrates advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialties. Surgery Center experience preferred. 
    • 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.
In addition to 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).

  • 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.

  • 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: 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. 
  • 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
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