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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Surgical Technologist – UPMC Travel Staffing ($63/hr)

  • Job ID: 210004LG
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Travel Staffing
  • Department: UPMC Travel Staffing
  • Location: , Jamestown NY
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $63 / hour

Description

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus!

  • 1-2 years of experience: $7,000 sign-on bonus with a two-year work commitment; $10,000 with a three-year commitment
  • 2+ years of experience: $10,000 sign-on bonus with a two-year work commitment; $15,000 with a three-year commitment

*Current UPMC employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus program.

 

Introducing UPMC Travel Staffing, an internal travel staffing department that allows you to provide care anywhere within UPMC! With UPMC Travel staffing, you’ll rotate to a new UPMC facility every six weeks, giving you the opportunity to experience our hospitals and grow your professional network throughout Pennsylvania and in New York and Western Maryland. With premium compensation, a generous travel allowance, and access to all the benefits and perks of being a Life Changer, UPMC Travel staffing is here to help you get where you want to be. 

 

Why Join UPMC?

We don’t just take care of patients — we take care of our team, too. And we have the data to prove it.

 In addition to the benefits you’d expect from an industry leader, you’ll have access to:

  • AN AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: UPMC is ranked #1 for Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers by Diversity MBA. 
  • A premier benefits package designed to support your total well-being — physically, financially, and emotionally (Greater insurance coverage and less expensive premiums than most travel agencies).
  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan assistance
  • Premium compensation with an hourly rate at $63/hour (with an additional $1.60/hour in shift differential) PLUS a travel allowance of $2,880 per assignment for hotel and meals if assignment is greater than 60 miles from home. Additionally, drive time paid for some assignments.
  • Flexible work schedules that fit into your lifestyle needs
  • Ability to expand your professional network, working hand-in-hand with nationally recognized physicians and advanced practice providers while you gain experience in multiple hospitals throughout the UPMC system
  • Opportunity to gain highly desirable skills and exposure to specialties, state-of-the-art equipment, and innovative electronic health records that build an impressive resume and career

 

*UPMC is immediately hiring full-time, permanent Surgical Technologists who are interested in joining our UPMC Travel Staffing team! This team is UPMC’s newly created internal traveling agency, paired with UPMC’s fantastic benefits. These Surg Techs will travel on six-week assignments to 2 out of 3 states where UPMC facilities are located (Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland). 

Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment.

The Jan. 13th Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure individuals either get vaccinated or receive a requested exemption by Jan. 27th. For individuals who choose an mRNA vaccine, a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna must be received by Monday, Feb. 28th, or within the designated timeframe after your first dose is received.

Qualifications

• Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Technologist Surgery Certified (TSC) required. Staff employed to practice surgical technology by the health care facility on or before the effective date of the law (12/28/2020) 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.)

  • Completion of a formal Surgical Technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital, or the military.
    • PA Legislature House Bill 81 enacted on 10/29/2020, became effective 12/28/2020
      • Must have completed program sponsored by a nationally recognized institution 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 act (12/28/2020), or employed as a Surg Tech at another health care facility two years before effective date (12/28/2020)
      • 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 education requirements specified by the credentialing organization for certification. Individuals who are not certified must complete 30 hours of continuing education 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.
  • Demonstrated competence in operating room as surgical technologist. 
  • Minimum of 1-year operating room experience is required.
  • Must be able to independently scrub for major general, major vascular and orthopedic surgeries.
  • Must be able to scrub in at least 2 specialties, included but not limited to general, orthopedic, vascular, plastics and reconstructive, obstetrics and gynecology, thoracic, ophthalmic, neurosurgery, organ procurement and endoscopic surgical settings.
  • The ability to scrub in any specialty is highly preferred.
  • Must work 36 hours per week, 72 hours in a bi-weekly pay period, including but not limited to: day, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
  • Must be willing to work 8-, 10- and 12-hour shifts, depending on need to operating room assigned.
  • On call required after 6 months employment in role.
  • Must travel to all UPMC facilities including but not limited to UPMC facilities in Southwestern, Northwestern, Central, West Central and North Central PA, UPMC Chautauqua (NY), and UPMC Western Maryland.
  • Must rotate assignments on 6-week basis with potential to redeploy to another facility mid-assignment.
  • Cerner or Epic electronic health record experience preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 30 days of hire
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) OR Technologist Surgery-Certified (TSC) 

(To be acquired after offer acceptance and before start date – we will provide instructions on how to obtain):

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • OAPSA

 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

At UPMC, we strive to ensure that diversity, inclusion, dignity, respect, and cultural awareness is at the core of everything we do. By fostering an environment where every member of our team has a voice, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, age, or culture, we aim to emphasize a simple point: who you are is important, and who you are has a place at UPMC.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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