Surgical Technologist - Cert

Northern Westchester Hospital New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Assists nursing personnel in giving quality care to patients in the Operating Room.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs duties and responsibilities of a 'scrub' person under the direction of a registered, professional nurse.

  • Checks and gathers all instruments for each case in assigned room with use of surgeon's preference card.

  • Checks sterility tapes, dates and integrity of wrappers.

  • Assists circulating nurse in obtaining supplies, equipment and opening of room, as necessary.

  • Opens sterile supplies for assigned cases. Performs surgical scrub technique and gown and glove procedure for self and surgical team. Maintains a sterile field and takes immediate action to correct any breaks in technique.

  • Arranges instruments, basins, sutures and software in a precise manner to allow for accurate counting at completion of procedure.

  • Assists circulating nurse with counts of all sponges, laps, peanuts, cottonoids, needles, reels, vessels loops, umbilical tape, penrose drains, devices and instruments.

  • Uses all devices and instruments appropriately. Performs standard draping technique.

  • Passes and handles instruments to surgical team in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Breaks down setup and prepares instruments for sterilization.

  • 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.

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