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Surgical Tech/Robotics First Assist

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Hanover
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Participates in an expanded role of perioperative First Assisting. Under the direction of the physician, assists in operations; may help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, wound closure, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.\n Operating Room Careers at UPMC\n Eligible candidates will be offered a sign-on bonus of up to $15,000 based on their years of experience!\n *Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job titles based on their experience and education\n Responsibilities:\n\nProvide competent and ethical care within legal standards of practice as applicable to the STFA.\nMaintains regulatory, credentialing, and privileging requirements\nIncorporate leading/evidence-based practice in quality/safety into every day work. Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Speak up with other service partners to ensure high quality and safety. Report serious events/incidents per policy.\nAssist surgeon during operating room procedures. Performs positioning, prepping, and draping of the patient. Provides homeostasis by safe use of electrocautery, clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points, ligating vessels, and other means as directed by surgeon. Identifies various suture needs and demonstrated appropriate suture management\nApplies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique relative to operative procedures. Identifies specific physician preferences and steps of the procedure.\nActs as a patient advocate and maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information.\nServes as an educator, mentor, consultant, and resource to colleagues and other health care professionals in relation to STFA activities and robotic surgery\n\n \nAssociates Degree in Surgical Tech preferred.\n1 year of experience required.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:CST Certification Required. Completion of STFA program and certification within 2 years required. (Exempt from this requirement is the current STFA which possesses ten years Operating Room experience with five years First Assist experience assisting a surgeon and competencies are checked off by surgeon every two years)Clearances must be within 90 days \n\nBasic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)\nCertified Surgical Technologists (CST)\nAct 34 with renewal\n\n\n \n\nUPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran\n

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Frederick , Surgical Tech/Robotics First Assist, Healthcare , Hanover, Maryland

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