NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center, which offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Certified Surgical Technologist in the Operating Room.
In this role, the successful candidate Under the direction of the RN, plans the delivery of safe, therapeutic, age specific care. Works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary Health team to promote wellness and optimizing patient outcomes. Provides the surgical team with the necessary instruments, sutures, special equipment and materials needed to perform surgery while maintaining strict aseptic technique. Assists in circulating obtains instruments, supplies and equipment necessary while the surgical procedure is in progress. Participates in unit/departmental/institutional performance improvement activities that impact patient and service outcomes.
Observes patient s clinical status and reports findings to the RN. Addresses patient issues following established communication hierarchy. Participates in problem identification and problem solving in the work environment.
Reviews plan of care during perioperative stay, monitors variances and modifies plan of care under the direction of the RN. Observes patient progress during perioperative stay with the RN.
Provides direct care for specific patient assignment reflective of current and changing status of the patient. Provides the surgical team with the necessary instruments, sutures, special equipment and materials needed to perform surgery, while maintaining strict aseptic technique. Observes potential and actual changes in level of care required, notifies the RN and follows updated plan of care under the direction of the RN.
Participates in unit based quality improvement initiatives, in peer review, mentor relationships, formal and informal education and orientation of new employees as needed. Assists and supports team members. Attends and participates in staff meetings and in services or obtains information presented. Keeps current with knowledge in areas of practice and related issues.
Ensures completion of patient care assignment, quality control of equipment daily and escalates issues as needed. Works to improve andor maintain HCAPS scores. Delegates aspects of care of the patient to team members consistent with scope, capabilities and responsibilities of care giver and supervises completion of assigned task.
Communicates with patientfamily and members of the health care team. Recognizes and responds to issues that may cause problems andor refers issues through proper chain of command utilizing the escalation policy. Documents legibly.
Complies with regulatory and the institution s policies governing safety standards, infection control, handling of sharps, and patient belongings. Ensures appropriate emergency equipment is present and operational. Labels all medicationsolutions on the field with name, dosage and initials and performs a read back with RNCST. Cognizant of HEICS (Hospital Emergency Incident Command System) plan and participates in implementing plan as required. Initiates corrective actions when counts are incorrect. Provides equipment and supplies based on patient needs.
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Technical Diploma, Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology Program. Certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Course Completion. Strong communication (both written and oral), critical thinking, problem solving, detail orientation, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Basic computer skills. Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.
Preferred Qualifications: 1- 2 years In a Surgical Technologist role.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
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