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Surgical Technologist (Night Program)

Description

We are 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. 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
  • 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.

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring full-time Surgical Technologists to support our Operating Room's night shift. UPMC Presbyterian’s OR is a Level 1 Trauma and Transplant Operating Room that has 46 ORs and 10 specialty service lines. It is an exciting and fast paced environment where learning never stops! Working night shift, you will make an additional $2 per hour on top of the $1.60/hour shift differential ($3.60/hour additional).

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

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.
  • 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 the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.
  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.
  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.
  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.

 

Qualifications

  • PA Legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/28/2020: 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 (12/28/2020) 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.

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 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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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