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Surgical Technologist -- South Hills Surgery Center

  • Job ID: 275289648
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30AM-4PM
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: South Hills Surgery Ctr.
  • Location: 1300 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park PA 15102
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.79 to $25.84 / hour

Description

We are currently offering a generous sign-on bonus for Surg Techs. Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • 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
  • 2+ years of experience: 2-year commitment $10,000; 3-year commitment $15,000

UPMC South Hills Surgery Center is hiring a full time Surgical Technologist to support our team! The South Hills Surgery Center sees a mixed population of young and old patients, completing a variety of procedures from orthopedic and GI to ophthalmic and breast surgeries. We perform about 250 procedures per month. Staff in our department work Monday-Friday daylight… meaning no weekends, nights, holidays, or on-call! In this role, you will work 6:30AM-4PM. We also offer free parking to our staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.
  • 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.
  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.

 

Qualifications

Must have one of the following:

  • 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. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • 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. 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.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) OR Tech in Surgery-Certified (TSC)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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