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Albany Medical Center Surgical Tech I OR in Albany, New York


Operating Room

Work Shift:

Evening (United States of America)

Surgical Technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) and a surgeon to facilitate surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the patient safety is maintained.

The surgical technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure and anticipates the need of the surgeon. He/she is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. The Surgical Technologist is able to function independently in the scrub role, and function as a circulator under the supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse. This position may require on-call duties and rotating shifts as well.

Hourly Range: $22.00/hr. - $28.75/hr.

Job Description

  • Maintain sterile field

  • Prepare operating rooms and assists with patient positioning as needed

  • Inspect sterile items for contamination before opening, maintains sterility while scrubbed, maintains sterility of instruments and supplies

  • Performance of accurate instrument, sponge and needle counts, following established policies and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required

  • Graduate of a Surgical Technology Program (CST)

  • NYS LPN also acceptable

  • 1 to 3 years of scrubbing experience preferred

  • Familiar with all specialty services preferred

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.