Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.
Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:
The Licensed Practical Scrub Nurse functions as a member of the surgical team in assisting the Operating Room Registered Nurse (Team Leader) in the preparation and implementation of care for the surgical patient.
The Licensed Practical Scrub Nurse collaborates with other team members of the healthcare delivery team, including physicians, to deliver quality, safe and efficient health care. The Licensed Practical Scrub Nurse is responsible for creating and maintaining a sterile environment, proper handling and care of surgical instruments and equipment, and passing those instruments to the surgeon and/or assistant for use during surgery.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient’s status. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary populations of patients served by the department.
The Licensed Practical Scrub Nurse is expected to attend continuing education opportunities that enhance his/her skills and job knowledge. The Licensed Practical Scrub Nurse is responsible for taking on-call duty after normal hours of operation, weekends and holidays, on a rotational basis. All Licensed Practical Scrub Nurses are responsible for taking call as assigned, and should be able to return to the hospital within 30 minutes of being called back in for an emergency case. If they are called in for a STAT C-Section they must be in the building, set up the case, and incision must be made within 30 minutes of the time the STAT C-Section was called.
Education: Graduate of a Licensed Practical Nurse program with New York State Licensure.
Experience: At least one (1) year experience in hospital or other healthcare setting in an O.R. is required. Can perform efficiently in emergency patient situations and exercise critical thinking skills. Knowledge of growth and development for specific age groups.
Special Qualifications: Must complete 15 hours of continuing education per calendar year (Jan. 1st through Dec. 20th) and be able to provide proof of courses taken that relate to the position of Licensed Practical Scrub Nurse position, i.e. surgery, sterilization, aseptic technique, operating procedures, etc.
BLS Certification upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter
Physical Demands: Position will primarily be light work requiring lifting up to 25 pounds with occasional lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Occasional bending, twisting, stooping, kneeling, and reaching is required. Requires 80% sitting and 20% standing or walking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken word is required
Working Environment: May have occasional exposure to blood, body substances, infectious materials, chemical hazards, vibration, radiation, slippery surfaces, or noise that may result from performance of duties.
Employees Supervised: None
Degree of Supervision Required: Minimal. Must be able to work independently.