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Surgical Tech FA - Full- Time Days with Rotation - Surgical Services Williamsport

  • Job ID: 745731958
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
  • Department: Surgical Services
  • Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $30.53 to $45.96 / hour

Description

UPMC Susquehanna has an opening for a Full-Time Surgical Technologist!

 This position is a Days with Rotation shift and can be either 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts.

 

**Graduate Surg Tech applications will be accepted

Candidates with 6 months of experience highly preferred. Graduates may be considered; job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.  

 

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! 
Whether you’re a recent Graduate Surgical Technologist looking to launch your career, or a seasoned Surg Tech seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

 

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

  • $5,000 0-1 years of experience for a 2-year commitment
  • $7,000 1-2 years of experience for a 2-year commitment
  • $10,000 2+ years of experience for a 2-year commitment
  • $7,000 0-1 years of experience for a 3-year commitment
  • $10,000 1-2 years of experience for a 3-year commitment
  • $15,000 2+ years of experience for a 3-year commitment
     

**Final candidates will be selected for a job title within the career ladder that reflects level of education, experience, and manager discretion at time of offer. **

Purpose:
Participates in an expanded role of perioperative First Assisting in cardiac surgery. Under the direction of the physician, assists in operations; may help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, wound closure, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Serves as an educator, mentor, consultant, and resource to colleagues and other health care professionals in relation to STFA activities and robotic surgery.
  • Assist surgeon during operating room procedures. Performs positioning, prepping, and draping of the patient. Provides homeostasis by safe use of electrocautery, clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points, ligating vessels, and other means as directed by surgeon. Identifies various suture needs and demonstrated appropriate suture management.
  • Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations. Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E. Be an ambassador for Susquehanna Health. Provide the best C.A.R.E. for our patients no matter what.
  • Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Understand that patient safety is everyone's responsibility. Assumeresponsibility for personal education and performance related to patient safety; report unsafe conditions or events immediately; speak up in a non confrontational and educational manner when seeing a safety breech; develop or participate in a project or action plan to reduce risk or mitigate harm for patients, as appropriate
  • Provide competent and ethical care within legal standards of practice as applicable to the STFA.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique relative to operative procedures. Identifies specific physician preferences and steps of the procedure
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Acts as a patient advocate and maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information.
  • Maintains regulatory, credentialing, and privileging requirements.

 

Qualifications

Associates Degree in Surgical Tech preferred. One year surgical experience required. Cardiac or vascular surgery preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CST Certification Required. Completion of STFA program and certification within 2 years required.
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Surgical First Assist
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST)
  • 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/Disability/Veteran
  • 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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