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Surgical Technologist

Facility: St. Joseph Hospital Location: Bethpage, NY Department: Operating Room Category: Allied Health / Clinical Professional Schedule: Full Time Shift: Evening shift Hours: 3p-11p, varied ReqNum: 6043000

Surgical Technologist

If you're looking for a great place to grow your career at a community hospital focused on excellent patient experience and nursing excellence, St. Joseph Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, may be what you are seeking.   We offer career advancement, a rich tuition reimbursement program, medical benefits, a generous pension plan, 403B for retirement and PTO plan.  Join us and Long Live Long Island where we care for Every Patient, Every Time. 

Located in Bethpage, St. Joseph Hospital that provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical, critical care and surgical services. Its Emergency Department cares for approximately 33,000 patients a year. Other vital services include an Ambulatory Surgery Unit, The Center for Sleep Medicine, Hyperbaric and Wound Healing Center, CHS Cancer Center, The Center for Speech and Swallowing Disorders, Diabetes Education Center and a full scope of outpatient radiology services, including Cardiac CT.

Responsibilities:

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.

Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent required; Accredited surgical technician program.  New York State Surgical Technician Certification required.  BLS from American Heart Association required.  Prior surgical technician experience preferred.  

At Catholic Health, our primary focus is the way we treat and serve our communities. We work collaboratively to provide compassionate care and utilize evidence based practice to improve outcomes – to every patient, every time.  We are committed to caring for Long Island. Be a part of our team of healthcare heroes.

Catholic Health is also proud to be voted one of Newsday's Top Places to Work on Long Island in 2018 and 2019 and Modern Healthcare's Best Place to work in both 2019 and 2020. 

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