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Surgical Technologist - CVOR

  • Job ID: 101550376
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 4 10s, M-F, 7a-5p. + Call coverage
  • Shift:
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Cardiovacular Srvcs
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.45 to $31.22 / hour

Description

UPMC is offering Sign-On Bonuses of up to $15,000 to external Surg Tech hires! Eligibility varies.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is hiring a full-time Surgical Technologist to support the Cardiovascular Operating Room in our Heart Institute at our Main Campus in the Lawrenceville neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh.
Our team of pediatric heart specialists, nurses, and technologist’s is experienced with every type of heart condition, and we're dedicated to providing the best care for patients from before birth through childhood and adolescence, and into adulthood. Cardiothoracic Surgery Services at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC provides cardiothoracic surgery for children with congenital: Heart and vascular diseases, Tracheobronchial tree problems, Chest wall abnormalities. The Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's also: Has experts in cardiac arrhythmia surgery. Includes heart, lung, and heart-lung transplant services. Offers bridges to transplant — such as ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — to provide support for infants and neonates with breathing distress.  Cross-Training to the Cardiac Cath Lab.
The title and pay rate of these positions may vary depending upon years of experience.

The Surg Tech hired into this role will work 4, 10 hour shifts, primarily daylight hours, with call coverage.
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

  • Surg Techs with previous cardiac or OR experience are preferred 
  • We are also considering New Grads!
  • PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/27/2020.
  • 2 years of current surgical technician experience is required for the Intermediate level of the career ladder.
    • Advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialties.
    • 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 - 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).
    • 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. All of our 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 our needs.
  • 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:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 30 days of hire

  • 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
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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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