York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 71190

LPN/Surgical Technologist I - Operating Rooms - Day/Evening/Night

Paula Hosler
Paula Hosler
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Varied Shifts Day/Evening/Night

On-call required with response time within 30 minutes 

Must have OR/Neuro surgical experience


WellSpan Health York Hospital has 18 OR's, with separate Open Heart and Neuro team coverage.  We are a Level I Trauma Center with 24/7 staff coverage.  Our teams provide over 14,000 surgical procedures/year covering fourteen specialties using some of the world's most advanced medical equipment and navigation systems.  Our core values as defined by our staff are; integrity, respect, performance excellence and accountability for each and every patient we care for in striving to "work as one" in the Operating Rooms.


General Summary:

Under general supervision, provides entry level technical services and assistance in the operating room in accordance with established procedures, protocols and regulations.  Prepares operating rooms for surgery using appropriate techniques.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares the operating room for cases by setting up table, instruments and supplies according to type of case.
  2. Prepares rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning.  Monitors and restocks supplies.
  3. Drapes patients for surgical procedures.
  4. Assists the surgical team during operative procedures.
  5. Assists in maintaining correct count of instruments, sutures and sponges.
  6. Prepares patient skin for surgery in accordance with hospital standards.
  7. Maintains aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.
  8. Assists surgeons during operations by retracting tissues under direction.
  9. Identifies and cares for specimens.



  Minimum Education       Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training


  Minimum Experience     1 - 2 years


Req Cert/Registration     BLS certification; Successful completion of a Surgical Technologist (ST) program sponsored by an entity holding nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation and hold and maintains a ST certification from an accredited certification program; OR, Successful completion of appropriate training program for surgical technology in the United States Army, Navy, or Air Force; OR, Provides evidence of an ST certification from an accredited certification program OR, Was 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.

                                       If LPN, must have current, valid State of Pennsylvania license as a Licensed Professional Nurse; Additional surgical technician certification not required; Expected to complete 6 months of clinical training as part of the on-boarding process in Periop 101.


  Req Courses/Training    Graduate of a Surgical Technology program or LPN program


  Physical Demands         Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking

                                    Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients

                                    Lifts supplies/equipment

  Working Conditions       May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases

                                    Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases

                                    Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes

                                    Exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment

                                    Subject to burns and cuts

                                    Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements

                                    Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)

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