Surgical Technologist - Operating Room
Company: Northwell Health
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Performs direct and indirect Perioperative tasks for patients
having surgical procedures. Performs delegated patient care
activities while ensuring patient safety.
Implements and communicates the age specific plan of care and gives
thorough reports at change of shift and relief time and
communicates with team members regarding the need for special
equipment and supplies, and implementation of care per established
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 and 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 and 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 and
sterilization, as well as maintains environmental controls and
takes appropriate precautions regarding waste disposal.
Performs sponge, sharp, and instrument counts with the RN according
to policy and takes appropriate action when counts are
Ensures appropriate and safe use of equipment and instrumentation
prior, during and post-operatively.
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
Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted
here are considered essential functions of the job under the
Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but
considered related are not essential functions.
Vocational or Technical school Diploma required.
Current Surgical Technologist Certification required, plus
specialized certifications as needed.
1-3 years of technical experience, required.
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