Northwell Health Surgical Technologist - Cert in Forest Hills, New York

Req Number 001TPF

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Performs scrub nurse duties and participates as a member of the surgical team, as directed. Assists Registered Nurse in the nursing care of surgery patients.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepares Operating Room for each surgical procedure as per OR policy and procedure.

  • Sets up and maintains surgical equipment including: autoclave, ESU, Hypo/Hyperthermia Blanket, Athrombic Pump, CO2 Insufflator and System 1 Processor.

  • Ensures OR is supplied with appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment necessary for each surgical procedure. Assists with preparation and maintenance of instruments processed in Central Sterile Processing.

  • Ensures equipment is functioning properly prior to use and informs management of equipment malfunctions.

  • Assists with surgical set-up including the connection of suction, electrical cords, power cables and electrocautery equipment.

  • Maintains and organizes sterile instrument table and/or mayo tray. Follows aseptic technique for opening and setting up of sterile supplies and field.

  • Performs scrub role for surgical procedures.

  • Establishes and maintains a sterile field and monitors the aseptic techniques of the surgical team; documents accordingly and takes corrective action, as necessary.

  • Gowns and gloves other scrubbed members of the surgical team.

  • Performs sponge, instrument and sharps counts per policy and procedure and notifies RN or Head Nurse of any discrepancies.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, 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 of OR Technician experience, preferred.