Surgical Technologist - UPMC Jameson - Weekend Shift
Location: New Castle
Posted on: October 14, 2021
UPMC Jameson is currently hiring a
Weekend Full Time Surgical Technologist to support the
Operating Room! The person chosen for this role will work Saturday
and Sunday 7am- 7pm as well as take call Saturday and Sunday 7pm-
7am. This position will rotate between UPMC Jameson and UPMC
Horizon Shenango Valley.
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.
- Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon
according to established policies and procedures.
- 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.
- 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
- After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room.
Clean and restock the operating room.
- 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
- Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to
safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
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.Entry level job
0-2 years experience.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic
and skills demonstration component within 30 days of
hireCertification 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.).
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- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
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