UPMC Surgical Technologist in Erie, Pennsylvania



UPMC Hamot is hiring a Full-Time Surgical Technologist. Perform a variety of tasks in an operating room that assist the surgical team. Arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures; pass instruments, sponge and suture to surgeons and surgical assistants; prepare sterile supplies; assist in cleanup of the operating room; check placement and operation of equipment; and check and restock operating room. During surgical procedures may be responsible for special trays, graft materials, and record patient data. This position will work daylight with rotation.


  • After surgery, may help transfer patients to the recovery room. Clean and restock the operating room.

  • Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.

  • Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.

  • Before an operation, help to prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes, and sterile solutions. Assemble both sterile and non-sterile equipment. Adjust and check equipment to ensure it is working properly.

  • During surgery, efficiently pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgeon assistants. Hold retractors or instruments, cut sutures, sponge or suction the operative site under the supervision of the surgeon and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

  • Ensure all medications are labeled and handed to surgeon according to established policies and procedures.

  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.

  • Prepare patients for surgery by wash, shave, and ensure aseptic incision sites. May transport patients to the operating room, help position them on the operating table, and cover them with sterile surgical drapes.


Completion of a formal surgical technician program offered by a community or junior college, vocational school, university, hospital or the military. Entry level job 0-2 years experience.

Surgical specialties include but are not limited to: general, orthopedic, vascular, plastic and reconstructive, obstetrics and gynecology, thoracic, ophthalmic, neurosurgery, organ procurement and endoscopic surgical settings.

Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities