Surgical Technician (Highlands OR, Various Schedules Available)
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: T184876
Surgical Technician (Highlands OR, Various Schedules Available)-(T184876)
Joining our surgical team puts you alongside some of the brightest minds in medicine, where you'll work on complex cases with leading-edge technology, test your skills and knowledge, and change the world of health care. Our surgical department is one of the largest in the country with more than 55 state-of-the-art operating suites.
Surgical technologists are important members of the care team. At UAB, surgical techs work alongside nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgeons maintaining and preparing instrumentation and equipment to help cases run efficiently and allow us to provide the highest quality care possible. Although technical expertise is important, surgical techs must also be compassionate, meet the needs of patients, and treat them like they are family. We support our new techs through orientation, providing robust training and development opportunities. We encourage you to take advantage of continuing education and we assist with certification.
To scrub and assist surgical team during basic surgical procedures. To prepare and maintain the environment, medical equipment and supplies for surgical procedures. To follow hospital regulations and industry procedures regarding patient care. To pre-operatively prepare patient. To transport patient to and from the operating room as required.
Salary Range: $18.37 - $28.85 (Certtified Surgical Technicians with at least 3 years experience considered at higher range)
Graduate of an accredited program of surgical technology recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) required OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE. Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required or should be obtained within 30 days of employment. Depending on the unit/department, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) may be required.
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.