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Surgical Equipment Technician - Operating Rooms

Company: Geisinger Health System
Location: Danville
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer an OR Surgical Equipment Technician a $16.24 minimum hiring rate with increased rates for experienced individuals.

Job Duties

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one

Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents

Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)

Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage

401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions

Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly

Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year

MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive

Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care; Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more

Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance

Shared governance structure that empowers our nursing support staff

On the job training and education

Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated nursing leaders

Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups

Employee referral incentive program

Geisinger values and prioritizes the safety and security of our staff by investing in a Strongline Alert Notification system worn by our staff, robust camera surveillance system, metal detectors at certain locations and security guards/K9 program on campus.

Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Jennifer Craven at jlcraven@geisinger.edu.

Job Description:

Prepares, cleans and cares for equipment and equipment supplies for surgical procedures within the surgical suite. Responsible for ensuring the very best patient and family experience by optimizing all customer interaction.

Maintains knowledge of aseptic technique, methods of disposal and clean up of contaminated equipment and supplies to prevent cross contamination and personal injury.

Communicates effectively with Patient Care staff, various equipment vendors, clinical engineering, ISS and others in person, on the phone and through email.

Requires basic knowledge of patient care equipment, plumbing, electric and mechanics.

Sets up and follows through with routine maintenance schedules for equipment to help reduce and eliminate down time and maximize equipment life.

Reads and understands various equipment manuals for use in troubleshooting and minor repair of equipment.

Sets up and operates equipment in various modes for the process of troubleshooting and inspection.

Orders and stocks equipment parts and supplies, as needed, to maintain optimum performance, efficiency and life of equipment.

Assists with stocking extra parts and supplies in organized fashion in the equipment area.

Assists clinical engineering, ISS and outside vendors in inspection and repair of equipment.

Obtains loaners for equipment returned to manufacture for repair to help reduce shortage in the operating room.

Tracks and returns loaner equipment in an efficient manner to avoid penalty and late fees.

Coordinates non-hospital owned trial equipment process and safety inspection.

Coordinates equipment in storage areas.

Arranges review of the equipment storage areas with the management staff to eliminate equipment that is obsolete and sellable and or for the mission field.

Maintains inventory, repair and maintenance history on all equipment.

Maintains knowledge of high-pressure medical gas cylinders.

Orders and maintains adequate stock to avoid cancellation of cases.

Safely transports tanks in and out of ooerating room.

Maintains knowledge of the different gases used on the various pieces of equipment to avoid patient injury.

Changes or modifies gages, hoses and tanks on equipment.

Works in conjunction with staff and materials management in reviewing maintenance and warranty contracts to ensure accuracy and maximum benefit.

Coordinates assembly and inspection of new surgical equipment.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

Schedule: 11:00am - 7:30pm.

Ideal candidate will have prior experience trouble shooting equipment.

Position is fast paced, team members get many steps in a day.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

Keywords: Geisinger Health System, Harrisburg , Surgical Equipment Technician - Operating Rooms, Professions , Danville, Pennsylvania

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