Are you passionate about playing a meaningful role in the fight to conquer cancer? Does the opportunity to work alongside clinicians who are internally and externally recognized as leaders in multiple fields interest you? We are seeking a bright and committed individual to join our team of Surgical Support Assistants. In this position you will perform a variety of services including inventory of reusable/disposable sterile supplies and equipment, preparation of OR rooms before assigned cases to facilitate patient care in collaboration with the perioperative team.
Someone who doesnt shy away from difficult situations or people, saying what needs to be said.
Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious.
Dedicated and persistent in when faced with setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles.
Able to hold yourself and others accountable in order to achieve goals and live up to commitments.
Focused on continuous improvement, knowing the most effective and efficient processes to optimize work flow.
A committed member of the team adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.
Room Preparation: Secures instruments, sterile supplies and special equipment, and sets up room for surgical procedures in assigned operating rooms.
Material/Equipment Delivery: Anticipate, select and deliver sterile equipment as needed, to include: sterile trays, disposable sterile products, sutures, ensure availability of sterile equipment, Communicates with CPD to ensure flow.
Supply/Stocking: Complete inventory request forms and places supplies in designated area to include, but not limited to: Sterile patient-care supplies, sterile general medical supplies, CPD supplies, Pharmacy products, sutures. Reports stock shortages to Supervisor and Supply Clerks.
Surgical Assistance: Assist during surgery in acquisition of supplies, sterilizing equipment and gowning procedures. Assists Nurses and Physicians with scrubs and sterilization clothing. Assists Surgical Tech in ensuring that instruments are appropriately placed on tray based on proper protocol. Will sterilize equipment as needed for surgery prior to and during surgical procedure.
Quality Improvement: Participate in the unit-based QI activity through participation in data collection of ancillary activity, problem identification and resolution, and group committee work, as assigned.
High School diploma or equivalency required
At least 2 years experience as a Perioperative Assistant or Central Processing Tech
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to operate patient care equipment
Ability to push, pull, lift and carry medium to heavy weights throughout the day, including equipment and patients
Ability to work with acutely ill patients and their families in crisis
Fulltime hours: varying shifts available Monday through Friday with weekend rotation
New York, NY
Internal Number: 2019-35423
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.