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Surgical Technologist (Operating Room - Days, $7,500 Sign on Bonus!)

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Job Title Surgical Technologist (Operating Room - Days, $7,500 Sign on Bonus!) Location Scranton, PA Job Category Diagnostic Services Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department GCMC Surgical Suite Team Date posted 11/04/2022 Job ID R-31976

Job Summary

Are you a Surgical Technologist or a recent graduate looking to start your career as a Surgical Technologist? Join our Geisinger team today! Through professional growth, quality improvement and interdisciplinary collaboration, we’ve built an innovative culture that allows our staff to grow their skillset, develop their practice and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact.

Job Duties

  • Assists in the coordination of treatments with other disciplines.
  • Provides basic patient assistance.
  • Connects patients to clinical equipment as needed.
  • Practices aseptic techniques while preparing for surgery including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setting up instrument table.
  • Actively participates in surgical Time and out and operationg room briefing according to the universal protocol.
  • Identifies correct surgical site with the circulating registered nurse and surgeon before incision of operative procedures.
  • Maintains an accurate account of supplies including sponges, needles and instruments.
  • Verifies count with the circulating nurse at end of procedure.
  • Prepares, identifies and verifies all specimens obtained during the surgical procedure.
  • Disposes of linens, needles and sharps in appropriate containers.
  • Assesses wounds and applies or changes sterile dressing as instructed by the registered nurse.
  • Maintains and documents universal precautions.
  • Initiates emergency procedures.
  • Participates in the admission and discharge process.
  • Performs billing as appropriate for services rendered or equipment used.
  • Participates in on-call rotations of operating room.
  • Acts as a preceptor for students assigned to the surgical unit.
  • Adheres to all policies, protocols and standards of care.
  • Performs quality control monitoring.
  • Performs additional duties including specimen collection, pleure-vac and traction set up, patient transport and post-mortem care.
  • Assures all medications and solutions are labeled, under the registered nurse's supervision.


Work is typically performed in a clinical 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. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Full Time, Days

Schedule: 10 hour shifts, 4x weekly

Rotation to alternate shifts to meet department needs required

Up to every other weekend and holiday rotation required

On call with 30 minute response time required


Eligible applicants can earn up to $7,500 in a sign on incentive!

Geisinger is proud to offer:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Up to $5.00/hr shift differentials for evening, nights and weekend shifts
  • $7,500 Hiring incentive for eligible candidates
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance that starts day one of employment
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to enhance personal health and reduce health plan premiums for qualified individuals
  • Up to $5000 in tuition reimbursement per year
  • $40k in financial support to become an RN
  • Robust PTO plan
  • Competitive 401k plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
  • Paid parental leave and military leave
  • Fertility and adoption support
  • Shared governance structure that empowers our Surgical Technologists
  • 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

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Surgical Technology (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Surgical Technologist - National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

Skills

Communication; Computer Literacy; Medical Devices And Tools; Teamwork

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. 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. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier 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.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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