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Surgical Technologist

  • Job ID: 391872562
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.45 to $28.82 / hour

Description

The Operating Room at UPMC Western Maryland is hiring a Flex Full-Time Surgical Technologist to join their team! 

This is a mostly daylight position that includes rotating weekends, holidays and on-call. This position is Flex Full-Time, which means your work schedule fluctuates between 28-40 hours per week based on business needs. But, full-time benefits are available with this position.

We are offering Sign-On Bonuses to eligible Surg Tech hires of up to $15,000 depending on level of experience and commitment term! 

The title and pay rate of these positions may vary depending upon years of relevant experience. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education. Minimum pay rate is $16.28/hr.

As a Surgical Technologist, you will perform a variety of tasks in the operating room that assists the surgical team. You may arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures; pass instruments, sponge and suture to surgeons and surgical assistants; prepare sterile supplies; assist in cleanup of the operating room; check placement and operation of equipment; and check and restock operating room. During surgical procedures you may be responsible for special trays, graft materials, and recording patient data.

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.

  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.

  • *Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military.
  • Entry level job 0-2 years 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.


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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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