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Highmark Health Surgical Technician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description :

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Performs direct and indirect technical tasks for patients before, during, and after surgical interventions.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in setting up the surgical operating suite with appropriate instruments and supplies. (20%)

  • Utilizes proper aseptic techniques and practices standard precautions. Follows policy for medication and specimen handling. (20%)

  • Assists with preparing, positioning and draping patients and participates in the surgical pause to assure correct patient and surgical site. (20%)

  • Understands, anticipates and adapts to surgeon preference and patient care variables, and contributes to updating surgeon preference materials. (20%)

  • Performs sponge, needle, and instrument count. (10%)

  • Cares for and utilizes resources to promote cost effective and efficient environment for patients. (10%)

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum

  • Surgical Technologist (ST) hired after 12/29/2020 must:

  • Successfully complete a Surgical Technologist program sponsored by an entity holding nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and maintain a surgical technologist certification from an accredited certification program (including military completed programs). Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification required within 6 months of completion of Surgical Technologist program. OR

  • Be employed to practice surgical technology by the health care facility on or before December 29, 2020 OR

  • Been employed to practice surgical technology as the individual's primary function in another health care facility at any time during the two years immediately preceding December 29, 2020

Preferred

  • One year of Surgical Technician experience preferred.

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Req ID: J172830

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