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Surgical Technologist - Operating Room (Night Shift)

  • Job ID: 2200024N
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.40 to $28.44 / hour

Description

Are you a Surgical Technologist seeking a new opportunity or a new graduate looking to start your career? Do you have a passion for working with children? Look no further!

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is hiring a full-time Surgical Technologist to work the Night Shift in our Operating Room!

 
We are currently offering a generous sign-on bonus for Surgical Technologists! 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 
Working in the night program, 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.
 
In the Children’s Hospital Operating Room, we see a patient population of neonatal babies through young adult patients for the following surgical services: General, ENT, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastics, Transplant, Ophthalmology and Genitourinary. We have 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms! Children’s Hospital is open and operational 24/7/365 since we are a Level 1 Trauma Center and Transplant Center. Currently, we are seeing approximately 42 cases per day and about 12,000 cases per year including weekend cases.
 
The Children’s OR offers self-scheduling with creative & flexible options to meet needs. We can offer flexibility with call time and off-shift coverage. We also offer staggered orientation including 1:1 time with our preceptor. We also offer Perioperative training for new OR nurses with no prior OR experience. Working in the Children’s OR grants you the opportunity to work in a supportive an autonomous environment with cutting edge technologies.

Surgical Technologists perform a variety of tasks in an operating room that assist the surgical team.
  • 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 may be responsible for special trays, graft materials, and record patient data.
Responsibilities:
  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military.
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.
  • Upcoming grads and recent grads from accredited surgical technology schools are welcome to apply! No experience necessary!
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • 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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