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L & D Technician (Certified)

Req Number 0020GH
Job Description
Supports obstetrical perioperative clinical team throughout surgical procedures. Performs scrub assistant duties, facilitates room setup, assists clinicians during procedures, participates in room turnover and maintains technical equipment.
Responsibilities Include:
+ Performs scrub assistant role for obstetrical surgical procedures.
+ Performs pre-surgical scrubbing and donning of sterile gown and gloves for self, surgeons, residents and related clinical staff.
+ Strictly follows sterile techniques in scrub assistant role.
+ Facilitates delivery/operating room setup based on procedure to be performed.
+ Ensures room is clean and stocked with required supplies including medicine cart items.
+ Assembles sterile and non-sterile calibrated, technical equipment. Sets-up infant warmers, resuscitation equipment, etc.
+ Opens sterile packs and performs surgical tray setup of instruments, sponges, needles, etc.
+ Participates in surgical instrument counts with clinical professional. Follows procedural guidelines for incorrect counts, as required. Documents counts in electronic medical record.
+ Prepares sterile drapes and sterile solutions.
+ Assists clinical staff during procedure and maintains aseptic technique and quality control throughout case.
+ Assists in applying sterile drapes to patients in preparation for procedure.
+ Participates in patient identification and time-outs, ensuring correct patient, surgical site, procedure and equipment prior to start of case.
+ Passes instruments to surgeons and clinical support staff, as required.
+ Performs activities during procedure to maintain patient hygiene.
+ Obtains maternal and newborn temperature, blood pressure and performs blood glucose sticks as directed by RN. Communicates and documents results in electronic medical record. Requires competency.
+ Brings attention to and initiates corrective action if breaks in sterile technique occur.
+ Performs instrument counts during and after procedure. Takes appropriate corrective action if incorrect counts occur to ensure patient safety.
+ Participates in post-procedure delivery/operating room turnover.
+ Strips beds, tables and stretchers in preparation for cleaning.
+ Removes dirty instruments and prepares for distribution to central sterile.
+ Ensures technical equipment is functioning and maintained.
+ Confirms Biomedical inspection of all related technical equipment.
+ Checks and/or troubleshoots equipment for proper functioning.
+ Reports missing or broken equipment and need for new equipment to clinical supervisor.
+ Performs related duties, as required.
Qualifications
+ High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Related college coursework, preferred.
+ Successful completion from a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technologist, and holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist (CST) credential administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), required.a person may be employed or contracted with to practice surgical technology during the 12-month period immediately following successful completion of a surgical technology program, but may not continue to be employed beyond that period without documentation that the employee holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential required
+ Must be and remain in good standing with NYS regulations, required.
+ Minimum of two (2) years related healthcare experience, required. Prior Obstetrics and/or Operating Room experience, preferred.
+ Ability to ambulate and to stand for long periods of time, required.
+ Ability to remain focused and alert for extended periods and perform in emergency situations, required.


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