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Surgical Technologist- Operating Room, Casual

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Erie
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

UPMC Hamot's Operating Room has opportunities available for casual Surgical Technologists! We have a 17 suite operating room that offers wide variety of specialties from Robotics, Kidney Transplants, Trauma and almost everything in between. We provide high quality care for both our elective and urgent patients from infant to geriatrics. You are provided an opportunity to work with world class surgeons and anesthesiologists from all over the country. Join our life saving team!\n Job title and salary will be determined based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.\n Purpose: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:\n\nEnsure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.\nBefore 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.\nDuring 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.\nAssist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.\nAssist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.\nAfter surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.\nPrepare 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.\nEnsure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.\n PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/28/2020.\n\nMust have completed program sponsored by nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and maintains certification or Has completed an appropriate military training program or Maintains certification from an 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). 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.\n\n Continuing education requirements:\n\nCompliance 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.\n\n Experience:\n\nCompletion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military. \nEntry level job 0-2 years experience.\nSurgical 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. \nAccess to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.\n\n Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:\n\nCPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire\nBasic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)\nAct 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal\nAct 33 with renewal\nAct 34 with renewal\nAct 73 FBI Clearance with renewal\n\n UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Erie , Surgical Technologist- Operating Room, Casual, Healthcare , Erie, Pennsylvania

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