Surgical/OR Tech Role | Brooklyn, NY
The Surgical Technologist is a member of the Surgical Team, whose role and responsibility is to work collaboratively with all team members in the safe delivery of patient care before, during and after surgery. He/she facilitates the operative or other invasive procedure by preparing and providing the required sterile instruments, supplies and equipment; and maintains the sterile field and anticipates and responds to the needs of the surgical team.
- Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
- Participates in the Implementation of the plan of care by:
- utilizing appropriate surgeon preference cards; anticipating supplies and equipment needed for assigned surgical procedure;
- assembling surgical supplies and equipment required for the procedure;
- preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instruments for the procedure;
- performing accounting procedures in concert with RN circulator, to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items,
- assisting with placement of sterile drapes;
- protecting the patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources and extraneous objects;
- providing instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure;
- maintaining an organized surgical field;
- participating in pre-incision “Time Out” and “Post Procedure “Sign Out” and performing interventions necessary to ensure that the patient’s procedure is performed on the correct site, side, and level;
- assisting with obtaining specimens and ensuring proper labeling, preparation and handling;
- appropriately labeling each medication dispensed on the surgical field;
- ensuring sterility of the field and taking corrective actions ad needed;
- preparing sterile dressing; and
- providing appropriate hand-off communication to oncoming team member.
- Cleans and prepares surgical instruments for processing and transports them to decontamination pickup area.
- Assist with post-procedure cleaning operative or other invasive procedure room and preparation of room for other subsequent cases.
- Collaborates effectively with other disciplines as appropriate.
- Participates in quality review and performance improvement projects.
- Uses problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members.
- Pursues professional growth and participates in a professional organization.
- Participate in ongoing educational and competency verification activities applicable to scrub person activities.
- Acts as a patient advocate and maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information.
- Ability to read, write and comprehend medical terminology.
- Possesses knowledge of a variety of surgical procedures.
- Precepts new and incumbent employees to the scrub role.
- Adheres to departmental and organizational policies and procedures.
- Complies with annual requirements.
- Performs other duties as requested.
- Graduate from an accredited school of surgical technology, or equivalent training as a Surgical Technician in the Armed Forces.
- Minimum one (1) year perioperative experience required.
- Minimum five (5) years' perioperative experience if equivalent training as a Surgical Technician was obtained thru the Armed Forces, preferred.
- Critical thinking, math, and basic computer skills.
- Able to process requests.
- Works as a team player.
- Demonstrates respect and professionalism in all interactions.
- Excellent oral and communication skills.
- Decision making and problem solving.
- Able to read, write, see and hear English.
- Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), through The National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assistant (NBSTSA).
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Physically demanding, high-stress environment requiring prolonged periods of standing, reaching, walking throughout the working day. Sits occasionally on a hard or cushioned stool.
- Position will be required to stoop, bend, lift, and carry items weighing up to 35 pounds for routine performance of essential functions.
- An individual in this position may be exposed to: Adverse indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, Blood borne pathogens, Blood and body fluids, Physical hazards (e.g., needle pricks, etc.), communicable diseases, chemical hazards, radiation, and repetitive motions.
- Full range of body motion, able to lift, push, or pull up to 100 pounds, if necessary, to assist lifting and moving patients.
- Manual and finger dexterity, as well as hand and eye coordination.
- Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range.
- Frequently sitting at desk working on computer.
- Ability to flex working hours.