Surgical Technologist Job at UPMC - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cumberland, MD

  • UPMC - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Cumberland, MD

Job Description

The Operating Room at UPMC Western Maryland is hiring a Full-Time Surgical Technologist to join our team!

This position works varied shifts and includes rotating weekends, holidays, and on-call.

The title and pay rate of this position may vary depending on years of relevant experience. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education.

As a Surgical Technologist, you will perform a variety of tasks in an operating room that assists the surgical team. You may 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 the operating room. During surgical procedures, you may be responsible for special trays, graft materials, and recording patient data.

  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to the surgeon according to established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure a clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
  • 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, sponges 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 gloves.
  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room.
  • Clean and restock the operating room.
  • Prepare patients for surgery by washing, 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.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Scrub Technician program/course or a related science or Health Science program/course is required or previous experience as an OR Tech may be substituted. Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military, preferred. 
  • Entry level job 0-2 years 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
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) or Technologist Surgery Certified (TSC) preferred.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Shift work, Rotating shift,

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