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Surgical Technician

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

Job Description:


Surgical Technician
1.0 Fulltime - 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with call and rotation
Posted: April 27, 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.


Job Summary

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.



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.



Educational and Knowledge Requirements

PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted 10/29/2020 and became effective 12/28/2020.

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 (12/28/2020) 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.


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

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