Surgical Technologist - Per DiemFacility: St Joseph Hospital Location: Bethpage, NY Department: Operating Room Category: Newly Created Position Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Varied hours Hours: 7a-3p, 11a-7p, 3p-11p ReqNum: 6031801
St. Joseph Hospital
OR Surgical Technician
Per Diem Varied Shifts
The Surgical Technician works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse in delivering safe and effective care to patients in the intraoperative period. Assists the RN in planning patient care by appropriately selecting supplies and equipment needed for cases. Checks that instrumentation and equipment are in working order. Maintains aseptic technique throughout set up and surgical intervention. Shows awareness of patient condition and special needs. Anticipates surgeons' needs during intraoperative phase. Maintains patient safety by adhering to fire prevention strategies. Maintains patients safety by adhering to safe medication handling strategies. Maintains patients safety by adhering to safe medication handling strategies. Communicates equipment/instrumentation issues to the appropriate personnel (CSS, Materials Manager, AHN, Director). Performs "down time" assignments (checking outdates, stocking, rooms, picking cases, etc.). Performs counts according to hospital policy. Initiates appropriate procedure for incorrect counts. Correctly handles and identifies surgical specimens. Safely disposes of biohazardous material. Actively participates in room turnover between cases.
High School diploma or equivalent required; Accredited surgical technician program. New York State Surgical Technician Certification required.BLS required.Prior surgical technician experience preferred.