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Certified Surgical Tech II

Company: Atlantic Health System
Location: Morristown
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPrincipal Accountabilities:

1. Applies principles and practices of asepsis; performs surgical scrub, gowning, and gloving procedure.2. Assembles all necessary supplies according to requirements of the patient and the surgical procedure. 3. Sets up sterile instrument table and prepares supplies according to type of operation. Assists in draping of patient and operative area according to need. 4. Assists and anticipates needs of surgeon for instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies according to knowledge of procedural requirements and constant monitoring of progress. 5. Maintains correct count of sponges, needles, and instruments with circulating nurse and report correctness or discrepancies according to established policy and procedure. 6. Maintains and monitors aseptic technique at all times, and institutes corrective measures in the event of contamination.7. Assists in care, proper handling, labeling and disposition of specimens according to policy. Confirms proper labeling and documentation of specimens. 8. Inspects instruments, trays, and packages to ensure sterility and completeness and with no evidence of bioburden. Ensures proper functioning of instruments before use. 9. Correctly receives and labels solutions and medications on the sterile field. Verifies all solutions and medications with RN team member. 10. Participates in Universal Protocol; Sign in, Time out and sign out per policy. 11. Participates in Fire Risk Assessment. Ensures fire safety measures are met and communicated.12. Demonstrates and understands use of all equipment in the patient care areas. Communicates malfunctioning equipment or instruments immediately and requests equipment be removed and sequestered appropriately until further investigation. 13. Maintains sharps safety measures in handling, transfer, and disposal. Directs all team members in safe handling measures within the sterile field. 14. Maintains organized sterile back table. Follows point of use instrument cleaning standards. Uses pre-cleansing solution on all instruments before delivering to SPD decontamination area. 15. Assists with cleanup in OR as necessary. 16. Participates in cost containment practices with the use of supplies and equipment. 17. Maintains safety measures at all times. 18. Supports organization commitment to education-precepting as needed. 19. Supports Operating Room goals for efficiencies.20. Works with peers and resources, demonstrating work ethic to assist where needed-preference cards. 21. Maintains PRIDE values and positive professional working relationship with all internal and external departmental team members. 22. Maintains professional and technical knowledge through continuing education per organization and unit mandates. Achieves and maintains professional ST certification as required. 23. Contributes to team efforts to deliver safe, high-quality care to achieve best patient outcomes through collaboration with peers, supervisors, surgeons, and anesthesiologists. 24. Complies with all departmental and organizational mandatories and competencies. 25. Performs other related duties as assigned. Required:1. High School degree or equivalent required 2. Graduate of an accredited school of surgical technology required3. Certification in Surgical Technology required4. BLS required

Preferred:1. Associate's degree in Surgical Technology or related field.COMPETENCIES:1. Surgical hand scrub2. Gowning and Gloving3. Setting up a sterile field4. Safe patient transfer About USABOUT USAt Atlantic Health System, our promise to our communities is; Anyone who enters one of our facilities, will receive the highest quality care delivered at the right time, at the right place, and at the right cost. This commitment is also echoed in the respect, development and opportunities we give to our more than 20,000 team members. Headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, we are one of the leading non-profit health care systems in the nation. Our facilities and sites of care include:

  • Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
  • Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ
  • Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ
  • Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Hackettstown Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ
  • Goryeb Children's Hospital, Morristown, NJ
  • CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold, NJ
  • Atlantic Home Care and Hospice
  • Atlantic Mobile Health
  • Atlantic RehabilitationWe also have more than 900 community-based healthcare providers affiliated through Atlantic Medical Group. Atlantic Accountable Care Organization is one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and we are a member of AllSpire Health Partners.We have received awards and recognition for the services we have provided to our patients, team members and communities. Below are just a few of our accolades:
    • 100 Best Companies to Work For ® and FORTUNE® magazine for 15 years
    • Best Places to Work in Healthcare - Modern Healthcare
    • 150 Top Places to work in Healthcare - Becker's Healthcare
    • 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know - Becker's Hospital Review
    • Best Employers for Workers over 50 - AARP
    • Gold-Level "Well Workplace": Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)
    • One of the 100 Best Workplaces for "Millennials" Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE® magazine
    • One of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care: Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE® magazine
    • Official Health Care Partner of the New York Jets
    • NJ Sustainable Business
      Morristown Medical Center is a nationally-recognized leader in cardiology and heart surgery, orthopedics, gynecology, geriatrics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology.We are the only hospital in New Jersey named one of America's '50 Best Hospitals' for six consecutive years by Healthgrades and one of the World's Best Hospitals by Newsweek. We were included on Becker's Healthcare 2020 list of "100 Great Hospitals in America". In addition, Leapfrog recognized us with an "A" hospital safety grade - its highest - twelve consecutive times, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded us again with its highest five-start rating in 2020.Morristown Medical Center is a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service, the highest level of recognition achievable from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for facilities that provide acute care services. Our nonprofit hospital was also designated a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and a Level II by the State of NJ.EEO STATEMENTAtlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and therefore abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, or veteran status.

Keywords: Atlantic Health System, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township , Certified Surgical Tech II, Healthcare , Morristown, New Jersey

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