Surgical Technologist

Job ID: J134910
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: West Penn Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Dec 6, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Scrubs and assists surgeon on surgical procedures involving all age groups; works under the direction of the professional registered nurse.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates competent technical skills and performs scrub functions related to the entra-operative phase. Understands, anticipates and adapts to surgeon preference and patient care variables and contributes to updating surgeon preference materials. (35%)
  • Demonstrates knowledge of accepted procedures performed during the inter-operative phase utilizing proper aseptic techniques and practices standard precautions. Follows policy for medication and specimen handling. (35%)
  • Assists with the preparation of the surgical suite. (15%)
  • Contributes to division, hospital, and department goals. (10%)
  • Performs sponge, needle and instrument count. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • One year certificate from a college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Graduate of Surgical Technologist program or completion of an LPN/RN program with training as a surgical technician or equivalent training.
  • 3-5 years’ specialty experience.

Preferred

  • Certification from an accredited surgical technology training program.

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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