Northwell Health Surgical Technologist (GF)- NRSG - Delivery Room in Mount Kisco, New York
Req Number 003BVQ
Participates as a member of the Perioperative team by
performing direct and indirect Perioperative tasks for patients having surgical
procedures. Performs delegated patient care activities while ensuring patient
Implements and communicates the age specific plan of care and
gives thorough reports at change of shift and relief time. Communicates with team members regarding the
need for special equipment and supplies, and implementation of care per
Participates in turnover activities and
room set up for each surgical procedure, including connection of suction,
electrical cords, power cables and electrocautery; break down of operating room
following each surgical procedure; assists with ensuring adequate supply of
stock for patient care.
Monitors each case to ensure all infection control measures are
met and all sterilization standards are adhered to. Establishes and maintains a sterile field and
monitors the aseptic technique of the surgical team; documents accordingly and
takes corrective action, as necessary.
Adheres to and monitors principles of aseptic techniques in the
clinical environment including use of sterile instruments and supplies. Follows procedure for decontaminating of all
instruments used during the procedure and assists with instrument processing
environmental controls and takes appropriate precautions regarding waste disposal.
Performs sponge, sharp, and instrument counts with the RN
according to policy. Takes appropriate
action when counts are incorrect.
Ensures appropriate and safe use of
equipment and instrumentation prior, during
and post-operatively. 'Second assists'
as needed under the direction of the surgeon. Correctly holds retractors as prescribed by
the supervising physician; anticipates the need for surgical equipment and
supplies and secures same. Checks and or
troubleshoots equipment for proper functioning prior to use and removes
malfunctioning equipment for repair.
Assists surgeon with patient care procedures including proper
labeling of all specimens from surgical field, tapping mallet and cutting
suture (licensed personnel only) and performing surgical skin prep.
Performs related duties as
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), Must be and remain in good standing with NYS regulations, required.
OR (meets one for the following)
Completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Public Health Service Commissioned Corps;
Provides evidence that the person was employed as a surgical technologist in a healthcare facility for a cumulative period of one year, occurring within the four years immediately prior to January 1, 2015; or
In the service of the federal government, to the extent the person is performing duties related to that of a surgical tech.
*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.
Ability to function effectively in emergency situations.
- Northwell Health Jobs