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Surgical Technician

Job ID 2019-14979 Location Paterson, New Jersey Shift Per-Diem

Overview

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Systemis recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

Job Overview

Performs technical/clinical functions of Preoperative Nursing Practice under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. Responsible for room preparation for the surgical case, maintaining aseptic technique intraoperatively, and providing instrumentation and supplies as required. Knowledgeable in all applicable surgical procedures.

Qualifications

Successfully completed a nationally or regionally accredited educational program for surgical technologists OR holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or its successor, OR other nationally recognized credentialing organization approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services OR has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, OR Coast Guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; OR is in the service of the federal government, to the extent that individual is performing surgical technology duties related to that service: OR provides evidence that the person was employed to practice surgical technology in a health care facility as stated under the Surgical Technologist Bill dated December 20, 2011. In addition, effective December 20, 2012, surgical technologists must complete 15 hours of continuing education annually.

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