Surgical Technologist – Operating Room (Local Harrisburg, PA Travel)
Posted on: July 16, 2021
interested in being part of a new initiative within the clinical
world at UPMC? The System Nursing Resources (SNR) team, part of
UPMC Corporate Services, is actively seeking Operating Room
Surgical Technologists interested in joining our newly created UPMC
Pinnacle SWAT Surg Tech Team.
The SWAT OR
Surgical Technologist receives full-time benefits as well as
increased compensation @ $31.00/hr
(with an additional $1.60 an hour in shift
differential) to reward flexibility.
While on assignments in our many UPMC facilities, our Surgical
Technologists gain rare, impressive, and highly desirable
professional experiences and build widely varied skill
The SWAT Surgical Technologist will be utilized
to fill shifts in the areas of high need. They must be willing to
work at all UPMC Pinnacle facilities (UPMC Carlisle; UPMC Hanover;
UPMC Lititz; UPMC Memorial in York; UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg; UPMC
Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Campus in Harrisburg; UPMC Pinnacle
West Shore in Mechanicsburg) and accept regular rotational
assignments as determined by the SWAT team leadership. All
hospitals on our Pinnacle campus are within 50 miles of Harrisburg,
The SWAT OR Surgical Technologist has the
authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the
delivery of OR surgical technology, under the general supervision
of a registered nurse. The SWAT OR Surgical Technologist will
assist the surgical team and work on complex surgical assignments.
The SWAT OR Surgical Technologist, in collaboration with other
health care professionals, applies competent clinical knowledge and
skills to achieve quality care outcomes.
The SWAT OR Surgical Technologist will not be
required to be on call, otherwise chosen by the participant and
approved by the Unit Director and SWAT team supervisor. Off shift
coverage may be required in facilities that have extended need for
shift coverage. No overnight shifts required.
- Constructively receive feedback and direction
Identify and communicates learning needs to appropriate manager.
Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines. Take action to
improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on
self-identified developmental needs. Prior to performing new or
challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant
policies and procedures.
- Establish appropriate, assertive and
professional communication strategies. Strengthen interdisciplinary
relationships with members of the health care team. Coordinate
interdepartmental activities to expedite care.
- Function independently with one day
orientation, unless otherwise specified. Maintain critical thinking
skills, analytical and problem solving abilities as related to
various aspects of patient care. Cultivate professional
relationships and communication in the clinical
- Maintain critical thinking skills necessary to
exercise and to lead others in application of surgical
- Count sponges, needles, supplies and
instruments according to policy
- Ensure all medications are labeled and handed
to surgeon according to established policies and
- After surgery, may help transfer patients to
the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating
- Ensure clean, safe environment through
continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic
technique. Perform work in a timely and productive
- Must be able to function in two specialty
areas of surgical services. Communicate educational needs when
necessary. Maintain contact availability for schedule changes when
needed. Must be flexible in scheduling to the requirements of the
- Strictly adhere to all policies and practices
relative to patient care and hospital related
- Preparation of operating room prior to
operational services by preparing 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 functionality.
- Prepare patients for surgery by wash, shave,
and ensure aseptic incision sites.
- Assist in transfer of patients to the
operating room and on and off surgical table, help position them on
the operating table and cover them with sterile surgical
- 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 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
of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or
junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the
Minimum of 2
years of current surgical technician experience (ambulatory surgery
center experience is excluded) that demonstrates advanced knowledge
of at least 2 surgical specialties.
Surgical Technologist must agree to be available to work 72 hours
in a bi-weekly pay period and will follow the scheduling
requirements of the operating room department
independently in two specialty areas of surgical
Must be able
to independently scrub for major general, major vascular and
orthopedic surgeries. The ability to scrub in any specialty is
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills
demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
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UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
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