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Surgical Technologist

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

Job Description:

Job Description:

UPMC Somerset is seeking a casualSurgical Technologist to support our Operating Room and GI departments! This role will work variable rotating shifts to support the needs of the department.\n\n Work under the direct supervision of a Clinician to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures in a specific service. Coordinates instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to ensure proper use and availability for quality patient service. Work under the direct supervision of a Clinician and the Director to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive procedures. Perform advanced tasks on a regular basis in an operating room that assist the surgical team. Work on complex surgical procedures within at least three surgical specialties. Arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures; pass instruments, sponge and sutures 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, grafting materials, and recording patient data. Accountable for instrumentation, equipment, and supplies to ensure proper use and availability for quality patient service.\n\n *Candidates will be placed in appropriate titel based upon individual expereince.\n\n The Sugical Technologist career ladder starting rates are below:\n\n\n\tSurgical Technologist: $17.91\n\tSurgical Technologist, Int.: $18.71\n\tSurgical Technologist, Sr.: $20.31\n\n\n \nResponsibilities:\n\n\n\tTeach both skill and theoretical principles to new employees and students.\n\tDuring surgery, efficiently pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgeon assistants. Under the supervision of the surgeon hold retractors or instruments, cut sutures, sponge or suction the operative site and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.\n\tAssume responsibility under the direction of the Clinician for all repairs, ordering and maintenance of supplies, equipment, lasers and instrumentation related to the specialty service. Assist the Clinician in supervising the use of supplies and equipment for patient care and safety in all procedures.\n\tBefore 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.\n\tDemonstrate initiative in problem solving as related to patient and technical issues that contribute to the improvement of the Operating Room function and operation.\n\tCoordinate day to day supervision of the surgical technicians. Serve as the Lead on daily shifts to resolve/answer any questions or issues. Teach both skill and theoretical principles to new employees and students.\n\tPrepare 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.\n\tScrub, secure additional supplies as required, maintain asepsis in the Operating Room, select and sterilize instruments, set up for surgical procedures, hand the surgeon instruments and sutures, store equipment and instruments.\n\tAssist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and help apply dressings.\n\tSupport cost containment in the use of materials and equipment.\n\tAn in-depth knowledge related to a specific surgical specialty or a broad knowledge of many specialties.\n\tDemonstrate excellent communication skills and collaborates with the surgeons, specialty team members and other departments. Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines. Identifies process improvement opportunities and assists in implementation.\n\tEnsure 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.\n\tServe as a resource to other staff members. Assist head nurse by precepting students and new employees.\n\n\n \n Surgical Technologist\n\n\n\tPA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/27/2020.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).\n\t\n\t\tException: 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.\n\t\t\n\t\t\t1. All of our recruitment efforts are documented and can be supplied for this record.\n\t\t\t2. 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.\n\t\t\tFor individuals, not certified - must complete 30 hours of continuing ed every two years.\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\n\t\n\tSpecialty 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.\n\tAccess to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.\n\tEntry-level job 0-2 years experience.\n\n\n Surgical Technologist, Int.\n\n\n\t2 years of current surgical technician experience that demonstrates advanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialties.\n\t\n\t\tSurgical specialties include but not limited to: general, orthopedic, vascular, plastic and reconstructive, obstetrics and gynecology, thoracic, ophthalmic, neurosurgery, organ procurement and endoscopic surgical settings.\n\t\n\t\n\n\n Surgical Technologist, Sr.\n\n\n\tCompletion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military.\n\t3 years of current Operating Room experience required.\n\tAdvanced knowledge of at least 2 surgical specialists with 1 year experience in selected specialty desired.\n\n\n Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:\n\n\n\tBasic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire\n\tCertified Surgical Technologists (CST) OR Tech in Surgery-Certified (TSC)\n\tAct 33 with renewal\n\tAct 34\n\tAct 73 FBI Clearance with renewal\n\n\n UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran\n

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