Columbia University Fertility Center in Midtown Manhattan seeks an outstanding Surgical Technologist to join their growing team. This is your opportunity to work in one of the top academic fertility centers in the U.S. You will work in an innovative, professional environment where your talent will contribute to changing patient's lives, and have the chance to work with highly skilled Reproductive Endocrinology physicians and nurses.
The Surgical Technologist's primary function is to perform a variety of clinical and clerical functions to assist the clinical staff in providing patient care. This includes providing assistance to physicians during procedures and examinations, equipment maintenance and inventory management. Anticipated schedule is Monday-Friday and includes regular weekend rotation and holiday coverage.
Under the immediate direction of the clinical nurse manager, this position will be responsible for assisting in the care and coordination of patients in the procedure room and related areas under the direct supervision of the clinical team (nurse and/or physician(s)).
Prepare and organize the procedure room for the daily schedule, including the assisting and anticipating needs of surgeon(s) for instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies according to knowledge of procedural requirements and constant monitoring of progress
Sets up procedure room, including sterile instrument table and prepares supplies according to type of operation.
Ensure a safe environment exists and observe the patient and is prepared for emergencies.
Coordinates and prepares the inventory and supply management of procedure room equipment, including; Prepare, stock and clean procedure room and surrounding recovery room area; monitoring inventory, placing orders, receiving deliveries and stocking items, and ensuring all equipment/utensils/instruments are maintained, including the cleaning and sterilizing after use on a daily basis and logged as required, per policy.
Create and maintain necessary standard operating procedures (SOP) for the procedure room, to comply with policy and regulations for accreditation.
Collect and enter necessary data for reporting and regulatory compliance. Routinely audit procedure room records to ensure compliance with internal regulatory guidelines.
Assist in providing support during outside of procedure room, including chaperone providers during patient appointments, as needed.
Responsible for training staff in procedure room duties and assisting in the onboarding of new staff
Conform to applicable HIPAA, billing compliance, Quality Assurance and safety guidelines.
All Related duties to successful complete job, and other duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience.
Certification as a Surgical Technologist by the Association of Surgical Technologist or Surgical Technician
Experience working in a fertility center
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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