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Northwell Health Surgical Technologist in Port Jefferson, New York

Req Number 127836

Job Description

Assists nursing personnel in giving quality care to patients in the Operating Room. Functions as a member of the surgical services team by performing perioperative tasks for patients having surgical procedures under the direction of the circulating nurse. The primary responsibility is that of scrub nurse in the Operating Room.

Job Responsibility

*This position is eligible for a $10,000 tuition repayment program.

1.Performs duties and responsibilities of a 'scrub' person under the direction of a registered professional nurse.

2.Assists the circulating nurse by gathering all instruments, supplies, equipment for each case in assigned room with use of surgeon's preference card.

3.Checks and confirms sterility tapes, dates, and integrity of wrappers.

4.Opens sterile supplies for assigned cases.

5.Checks and trouble shoots equipment for proper functioning prior to use and confirms suction is working. Appropriately removes malfunctioning equipment from use.

6.Performs surgical counts with the circulating nurses according to policy.

7.Performs surgical scrub technique and gown and glove procedure for self and surgical team.

8.Maintains a sterile field and takes immediate action to correct any breaks in sterile technique.

9.Arranges instruments, basins, sutures, and software in a precise manner to allow for accurate counting at completion of procedure.

10.Uses all devices and instruments appropriately.

11.Performs standard draping technique.

12.Passes and handles instruments to surgical team in a safe and efficient manner. *Correctly holds retractors as prescribed by the supervising physician.

13.Breaks down setup and prepares instruments for sterilization, participates in turnover activities.

14.Collaborates with the surgeon to ensure proper labeling of all specimens from the sterile field.

15.Confirm all implants are correct, and not expired prior to accepting on sterile field.

16.Assures all fluids are labeled on sterile field.

17.Ensures appropriate and safe use of equipment throughout the surgery.

18.Demonstrates knowledge of the procedure

Job Qualification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Successful completion from a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technologist, a certified surgical technologist (CST) credential administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) and maintains annual NYS required annual Operating Room CEU credits, required


  • Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing or of a Nursing Vocational or Nursing Technical school, and current license to practice as a Practical Nurse in New York State, and maintains annual NYS required annual Operating Room CEU credits, required

*Additional Salary Detail

The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

The salary range for this position is $34.03-$46.69/hour

It is Northwell Health’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all applicants and employees equally regardless of their age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.