Surgical Technologist, Int
Posted on: July 17, 2021
Community Osteopathic is looking for
a Surgical Technologist to join their team!
Under the general supervision of a registered nurse, performs
advanced tasks on a regular basis in an Operating Room that assist
the surgical team. Works on complex surgical procedures within at
least two surgical specialties. 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
- After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room.
Clean and restock the operating room.
- Serves as a resource to other staff members; precepts students
and new employees.
- Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens
taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.
- Participates in committees and inter-disciplinary teams.
- Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and
- 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.
- Collaborates with Clinician to disseminate new knowledge.
- Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon
according to established policies and procedures.
- Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to
safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
- 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
- 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 and
help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
PA legislature House Bill 81 enacted
10/29/2020 and became effective 12/27/2020. 2 years of current
surgical technician experience that demonstrates advanced knowledge
of at least 2 surgical specialties. Surgical specialties include
but 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.In addition to those 2 years of prior
experience - 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
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certification for Surgical Technologist Preferred.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.).
Clearances must be dated within 90 days.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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