Surgical Tech-Cert -SYOSSET HOSPITAL- FlexStaff
Company: Northwell Health
Posted on: January 24, 2023
1. 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 established
2. 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.
3. Monitors each case to ensure all infection control measures are
met and all sterilization 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
4. 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
5. Maintains environmental controls and takes appropriate
precautions regarding waste disposal.
6. Performs sponge, sharp, and instrument counts with the RN
according to policy. Takes appropriate action when counts are
7. 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
8. 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
Performs related duties as assigned.
ADA Essential Functions
Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Surgical Technologist or in
a clinical setting (for LPN's), 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
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
ii. 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
iii. 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,
* Ability to function effectively in emergency situations.
*Additional Salary Detail
The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith
determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to
a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job
advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a
team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be
considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line,
years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated
contracts, budget and internal equity).
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