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SURGICAL TECHNICIAN

JOB TITLE: Surgical Technician
LOCATION: JERSEY SHORE HOSPITAL
DEPARTMENT: Operating Room
WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings
WORK TYPE: FULL TIME
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
JOB SUMMARY:
The surgical technician/surgical LPN assist in the direct and indirect care of the surgical patient while under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. As knowledge and skills are gained, the progress on a continuum to an advanced level of practice and competency in scrubbing duties, thereby, providing the physician with optimal service in a cost-effective manner to meet the needs of the surgical patient.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language to effectively communicate with predominantly English-speaking population. Ability to work under tension. Ability to relate effectively to physicians, patients and coworkers as a team member. Ability to adapt to a call schedule and irregular working hours. Manual dexterity. Maintain respect, integrity and sense of humor.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technician program required.
Operating room experience or private scrub experience to a physician preferred.
BLS certification required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.
EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, & TOOLS USED
Operates surgical instruments; autoclave; suction equipment; surgical lights; surgical tables; O2 flow equipment; facsimile machine; telephone; washer/sterilizer; OER Pro Scope Processor; pneumatic tourniquet; computer.
_The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job._
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .
Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.


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