O.R. Tech in New York, NY at Pride Health

Date Posted: 6/15/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    New York, NY
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/15/2019

Job Description

Pride Health has a need for several NBSTSA Certified Surgical Technologists to join their organization on a contract basis in Manhattan. 13-week contracts. First and second shift available. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform scrub assignment according to established guidelines
  • Apply principles and practices of asepsis.
  • Perform surgical scrub, gowning, and gloving procedure.
  • Set up sterile instrument table and prepare supplies according to type of operation.
  • Assist in draping of patient and operative area according to need.
  • Assist and anticipate needs of surgeon for instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies according to knowledge of procedural requirements and constant monitoring of progress.
  • Observe patient and be ready for emergencies.
  • Maintain correct count of sponges, needles, and instruments with the circulating nurse and report correctness of discrepancies according to established policy and procedure.
  • Maintain and monitor aseptic technique at all times and institute corrective measures in the event of contamination.
  • Assist in care, handling and disposition of specimen according to policy.
  • Assist in application of dressings, and in securing drainage systems.
  • Assist in moving patient using perioperative Services approved transfer device.
  • Discard soiled materials in appropriate receptacle, places approved instruments for reprocessing in the appropriate reprocessing bin; decontaminate all equipment, instruments, and reusable supplies and clean room as prescribed.
  • Assemble and make available all necessary supplies according to requirements of the patient and surgical procedure.
  • Provide special equipment before, during, and after surgical procedure, as needed.
  • Observe and protect patient by correct positioning, application of restraint, strict aseptic practice and maintenance of aseptic environment.
  • Follow OSHA and MSH P&P/guidelines by using appropriate PPE in the surgical suite.
  • Prepare operative area and assist in draping as directed.
  • Assist scrub nurse in maintenance of correct sponge, needle and instrument counts and report discrepancies to the surgical team and charge nurse.
  • Complete operative count and related records accurately, legibly following established P&P.
  • Observe personnel in the room continuously, control traffic, report and correct breaks in aseptic technique promptly.
  • Maintain and care for all specimens as directed to prevent loss or damage.
  • Assist in room clean-up and make preparations for next procedure.
  • Show medication label to person administering the medication.
  • Save all medication vials and/or ampules until patient leaves the room.
  • Announce in an audible voice the name, concentration, amount and route of administration of the medication.
  • Do not dispense narcotics or control drugs under any circumstances. Have Registered Professional Nurse dispense these drugs to the physician.
  • Assists in transportation of patients to and from the surgical suite as directed. 
  • Assist CNM by notifying of changes in par levels
  • Assist CNM by notifying any changes in instrumentation or equipment specific to the unit

Qualifications

  • Visual and aural acuity to assess patients within parameters of job responsibilities.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Oriented to consumer satisfaction.
  • Physical stamina and dexterity to perform a variety of tasks and skills in area of assignment.
  • Certification in Operating Room Technology preferred.
  • Prefer experience in operating room setting. Work Setting Exposure to a variety of clinical conditions, technologies and environmental settings. 
  • BLS required
  • NBSTSA certification required