Northwell Health Orthopedic Surgical Tech (Syosset) Per Diem - NBSTSA Cert Required in Syosset, New York

Req Number 0011BO

Job Category Nursing Assistant

Job Description

As an OR Technician, you will participate as a member of the perioperative team by performing direct and indirect perioperative tasks for patient having surgical procedures. You will perform delegated patient care activities according to level of education/training and demonstrated competency in required skills, to ensure patient safety.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • 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.

  • Uses supplies in a cost effective manner.

  • Assists with room turn over and maintenance of the operating room environment.

  • Breaks down the operating room following each surgical procedure.

  • Assists with ensuring adequate supply of stock for patient care.

  • 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 the surgeon to ensure proper labeling of all specimens from the surgical field.

  • Ensures appropriate and safe use of equipment and instrumentation pre, intro and post operatively; second assists as needed under the direction of the surgeon.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the procedure and ability to anticipate need of the surgical team.

  • Correctly holds retractors as prescribed b the supervising physician.

  • Anticipates the need for surgical equipment and supplies, obtains the same.

  • Checks and/or troubleshoots equipment for proper functioning prior to use; appropriately removes malfunctioning equipment from use.

  • Performs sponge, sharp, and instrument counts with the RN according to policy


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Graduate of an Operating Room Technician Program, required.

  • Minimum one (1) year of OR Technician experience, required.