Northwell Health Operating Room Technician - NBSTSA Certification Required in Plainview, New York
Req Number 001DIU
Job Category Nursing Support
Participates as a member of the perioperative team by performing direct and indirect Perioperative tasks for patients having surgical procedures. Performs patient care activities ensuring patient safety.
Implements and communicates the age specific plan of care and gives thorough reports at change of shift and relief times.
Effectively communicates with all members of the team regarding the need for special equipment and supplies.
Communicates and documents implementation of care according to policy.
Collaborates with surgeon to ensure proper labeling of all specimens from the surgical field.
Participates in turnover activities and room set up for each surgical procedure.
Assists with surgical set up including the connection of suction, electrical cords, power cables and electrocautery.
Assists with room turn over and maintenance of the operating room environment.
Breaks down the operating room following each surgical procedure.
Performs all duties necessary to facilitate the proper and efficient use of the operating rooms.
Ensures adequate stock supplies for patient care.
Performs related duties, as required.
High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
AAS Degree in Operating Room Technology, preferred.
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 (NBSTSA), required OR (meets one for the following):
i. 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 Corps;
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.