Certified Surgical Technologist - Full Time, Flexible
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
 Patchogue, NY

Position Description

Responsibilities

The ORT is an integral team member in the safe, efficient care of the intraoperative client. The individual ORT is able to efficiently, quickly and accurately set up, maintain and monitor the sterile and or aseptic field. The ORT assists surgeons, by assembling and passing instrumentation and supplies, holding retractors and anticipating surgical needs. Cleans, stocks and maintains all instrumentation and supplies. The ORT is knowledgeable in infection control principals for patient, self and staff safety and well being.

Qualifications

Certified Surgical Tech required

High School Diploma or equivalency

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Successful completion of a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technologists and holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential administered by a nationally accredited surgical technologist credentialing organization, required.

Exemptions are provided for those currently practicing as surgical technologists. The individual must provide evidence for a cumulative period of one (1) year, occurring within the four (4) years immediately prior to the effective date, January 1, 2015.

Surgical technologists are required to annually complete fifteen (15)

hours of continuing education to remain qualified to practice.

New graduates must successfully complete a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technologists and must obtain certification within 12-months from the successful completion date of the surgical technology program.

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Able to lift equipment/supplies up to 30# on a daily basis

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Can stand for 70% to 90% per day

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Dexterous with fine or intricate instruments

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Able to prioritize, anticipate and alter activities throughout the day

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Possesses mature interpersonal skills

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Able to cope with the frequent risk of exposure to blood/body fluids during normal duties

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Able to cope with the environmental risks related to chemicals and steam

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Current BLS required.