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Surgical Technician

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Surgical Technician

Flex Fulltime - This is a 12 hour weekend shift beginning 1030a-1100p Sat and Sunday’s with 1-8 hour shift per week  with call and rotation

AFSCME

Posted: July 1, 2021

 

We are currently offering SIGN-ON BONUSES for all full-time and part-time Surgical Technologist positions! The amount of the sign-on bonus is dependent upon your years of Surgical Technology experience. Don't miss out - apply today!
 
0-1 years of experience:   2 year commitment $5,000 or 3 year commitment $7,000
1-2 years of experience :  2 year commitment $7,000 or 3 year commitment $10,000
3+  years of experience:   2 year commitment $10,000 or  3 year commitment $15,000

*Current UPMC employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus program.

Purpose:
Functions as a member of the operating room or surgery center nursing team providing direct care to the surgical patient and performs other related duties under the direction of the registered nurse.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Utilizes hospital policy to meet JCAHO requirements.
  • Assists surgeon as scrub technician according to prescribed standards. Scrubs and dones gown and gloves in accordance with performance standards.
  • Maintains proper traffic control in the Operating Room Suite. Maintains use and cleanliness of autoclaves by following directions of use and cleaning.
  • Maintains correct count of sponges, instruments, and needles with circulating nurse and reports correctness or discrepancies according to department policy. Maintains aseptic technique at all times.
  • Observes patient and is ready for emergencies.
  • Knows where all supplies are kept and is able to get them or put them away accordingly.
  • Assists in handling of specimens as directed. Assists in application of dressing, casts and in moving of patient as directed. Assists in the clean up of the room, furniture, supplies and equipment after a procedure.
  • Assists in workroom in cleaning, storage, packing and autoclaving of instruments.
  • Employee complies with established occupation exposure policy.
  • Sets up table, instruments, and supplies according totype of operation. Assists in preparation and draping of patient and operative area according to need. Anticipates need for instruments, sutures, sponges, etc.

 

Qualifications

PA 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). 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.Continuing education requirements: Compliance 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.Specialty 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.

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. (1. 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 the needs of the organization.).
 

  • 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

Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , Surgical Technician, Other , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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