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Albany Medical Center Surgical Tech II - Per Diem in Albany, New York

Department/Unit:

Labor & Delivery - D6E

Work Shift:

Per Diem (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.

Per Diem: $29.00

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. - required

  • 1-3 years of scrubbing experience - preferred

  • Familiar with all specialty services - preferred

  • CST - Certified Surgical Technologist Upon Hire - required

  • LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - State Licensure Upon Hire - required

Physical Demands

  • Standing - Constantly

  • Walking - Constantly

  • Sitting - Rarely

  • Lifting - Frequently

  • Carrying - Frequently

  • Pushing - Occasionally

  • Pulling - Occasionally

  • Climbing - Occasionally

  • Balancing - Occasionally

  • Stooping - Frequently

  • Kneeling - Frequently

  • Crouching - Frequently

  • Crawling - Occasionally

  • Reaching - Frequently

  • Handling - Frequently

  • Grasping - Frequently

  • Feeling - Constantly

  • Talking - Constantly

  • Hearing - Constantly

  • Repetitive Motions - Constantly

  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Constantly

Working Conditions

  • Extreme cold - Rarely

  • Extreme heat - Rarely

  • Humidity - Rarely

  • Wet - Rarely

  • Noise - Constantly

  • Hazards - Frequently

  • Temperature Change - Rarely

  • Atmospheric Conditions - Rarely

  • Vibration - Rarely

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!

Albany Medical Center 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 Medical Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

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.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)

Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.

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