Northwell Health Surgical Technologist - Cert in Bay Shore, New York

Req Number 001Q6B

Job Description

Performs perioperative scrub techniques/procedures, nursing care and patient preparation as a surgical team member under direct nursing supervision.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs pre-surgical scrub techniques/procedures as a surgical team member.

  • Scrubs hands and arms, and dons gown and gloves.

  • Sets-up operating room tray, arranging instruments, sponges, sutures, catheters, drains and dressings.

  • Prepares operating room for surgery by obtaining and setting-up supplies and equipment.

  • Prepares patient for surgery in prescribed manner to provide a surgically sterile field.

  • Assists Circulating Nurse, as directed, during surgery including, but not limited to:

  • Passing/counting instruments and sponges, dressings, and with other routine operating room functions as requested.

  • Operating peripheral equipment including, but not limited to lights, tables, and suction machines during surgery.

  • May assist Nurse in planning and labeling specimens obtained during surgery.

  • Performs post-surgical care of operating room including, but not limited to:

  • Disposing of soiled linens, gloves, and debris; and

  • Preparing instruments for sterilizing according to procedure.

  • Performs inter-operative related duties including, but not limited to:

  • Maintenance of instruments and equipment. Reporting malfunctioning instruments and equipment to management.

  • Performing related support duties including, but not limited to- Transporting patients to and from operating room; and - Maintaining appropriate records.

  • Assists Nurse with orientation of new staff.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • AAS Degree in Operating Room Technology, preferred. Knowledge of surgical instruments and specialized equipment, required.

  • Successful completion from a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technologist, and holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist (CST) credential administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), required.a person may be employed or contracted with to practice surgical technology during the 12-month period immediately following successful completion of a surgical technology program, but may not continue to be employed beyond that period without documentation that the employee holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential required.

  • Must be and remain in good standing with NYS regulations, required.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience as an Operating Room Technician.