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Service Line Coordinator Surgical Technologist - The Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 223931
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: 11a-9:30p

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Hospital of University of Pennsylvania is seeking a Service Line Coordinator Surgical Technologist!


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, coordination of all operational activities for a clinical service line. This includes collaboration with the OR Nurse Manager, Attending Surgeons and other surgical staff, Instrument Processing Manager, Materials Management staff and vendors to develop and manage all aspects of patient care, utilization of departmental personnel, fiscal responsibility and material resources.


    • Assumes overall accountability for their service line(s). Delegate’s responsibility in their absence. 

    • Supports excellence in patient care as clinical expert within the service line(s). Is a resource to nurses and surgical technologists, as well as support staff. Shares knowledge and mentors team. 

    • Collaborates with Education Team on clinical assignments for new staff. 

    • Exhibits leadership qualities in problem solving, setting priorities, and clinical excellence.

     • Plans for surgical cases within the defined service line(s). This includes preference card and EMR review, as well as surgeon and vendor representative communication to ensure all supplies, equipment, and personnel are available for elective and emergent surgical cases.

     • Is proactive in response to all queries, staff issues and clinical issues. 

    • Actively participates in departmental quality initiatives. 

    • Provides feedback in assessment of personnel as related to fulfillment of job expectations.

     • Insures efficient and effective operations through compliance with institutional and regulatory policies and procedures.

     • Identifies scheduling conflicts and resolves proactively. 

    • Is aware of financial needs of their service line and collaborates with nurse manager to ensure timely closure of cases. 

    • Supports the shared governance mode. 

    • Functions as a surgical technologist when required.

     • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures

     • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization


      • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
      • CST or TS-C
      • Surgical technologist certification CST, or TS-C (NCCT)

      Education or Equivalent Experience:

      • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
      • Education Specialization: Equivalent Experience:
      • Other (Required)
      • Education Specialization: Successful completion of a Surgical Technologist program sponsored by an entity holding nationally recognized institutional or programmatic accreditation. Equivalent Experience: •3+ years Minimum of 3 years acute care surgical technologist experience with demonstrated leadership skills.

      We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

      Live Your Life's Work

      We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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