Surgical Technologist- Operating Room (OR experience required for casual positions) Job at UPMC - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Erie, PA

  • UPMC - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Erie, PA

Job Description

UPMC Hamots Operating Room has opportunities available for casual Surgical Technologists! We have a 17 suite operating room that offers wide variety of specialties from Robotics, Kidney Transplants, Trauma and almost everything in between. We provide high quality care for both our elective and urgent patients from infant to geriatrics. You are provided an opportunity to work with world class surgeons and anesthesiologists from all over the country. Join our life saving team!

OR experience required for casual positions.

Shifts/Hours: Our Surg. Techs work a rotating 10- or 12-hour schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage.

Please visit the following link to learn more about this role and careers in Surgical Services: Surgical Services Careers at UPMC

Job title and salary will be determined based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.

The Surgical Technologist will:

  • 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 gloves.
  • 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 surgical drapes.
  • 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 12/28/2020.

  • Must have completed program sponsored by nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and maintains certification or Has completed an appropriate military training program or Maintains certification from an accredited program or Was employed as a surg tech in a health care facility on or before effective date of the act (12/28/2020) or Employed as a surg tech at another health care facility two years before effective date (12/28/2020). 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.


  • Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military.
  • 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)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

If you would like to discuss this opportunity and more with a Recruiter for Hamot Nursing and Nursing Support , you can schedule an appointment to meet with us during our virtual office hours!/o:p We are available Mondays and Wednesdays 8AM-10AM, 12PM-2PM, 5PM-7PM. We are also available every first Saturday of the month by request, please email to request Saturdays.

Please click this link to schedule an appointment: Hamot Recruiter Office Hours Scheduling

Job Tags

Casual work, Immediate start, Remote job, Shift work, Saturday,

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