The trained technician, under the direct supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse
and/or physician, is assigned as an assistant to specific service areas in the Surgical Suite.
Responsible for the collection of laboratory specimens in the surgical suite and performing EKGs.
Provides clerical and patient care support for the patient care unit.
Scheduled Days / Hours: Su-Sa,w/e,hol req
Graduate of a nationally or regionally accredited educational program for Surgical Technologists; OR
Successful completion of 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 Dates Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; OR
Equivalent experience – this applies to individuals that have been employed (as outlined in the Experience section below) as a Surgical Technologists prior to the effective date of NJSA 26:2H – 12.62 (i.e. 12/11/2011).
Previously employed to practice Surgical Technology in a health care facility on or before the effective date of NJSA 26:2H – 12.62 (12/11/2011); OR
Currently in the service of the federal government, to the extent that the individual is performing surgical technology duties related to that service.
1 year of Surgical Technologist experience is preferred.
Required License/Certifications/ Registration:
Certified Surgical Technologist Credential administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or its successor, or other nationally recognized credentialing organization (e.g. NCCT – National Center for Competency Testing, etc.).
Must annually complete 15 hours of continuing education to remain qualified to practice as a Surgical Technologist in NJ.