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Surgical Tech - OR

at Orange Regional Medical Center

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Reference #: 19101
Keywords: clinical, surgical

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-NY-Middletown
    Posted Date1 month ago(9/24/2019 9:54 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Shift Type
    4 - All Per diem
    If Other - Shift Slot
    Variable shifts, including rotating weekends and holidays. Per Diems are required to work 2 major & 2 minor holidays per year and 4 weekends (2 days) per 3 month period of time
    Normal Working Schedule
    Variable shifts, including rotating weekends and holidays. Per Diems are required to work 2 major & 2 minor holidays per year and 4 weekends (2 days) per 3 month period of time
    Orange Regional Medical Center
  • Overview

    The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (now known as Garnet Health) 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 Catskill Regional Medical Center, Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional and Orange Medical Groups and Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation. 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 (Catskill Regional Medical Center - Harris, Catskill Regional Medical Center - Callicoon and Orange Regional Medical Center) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:

    • 606 licensed inpatient beds
    • Emergency medicine
    • Surgical services
    • Ambulatory surgery services
    • Skilled nursing units
    • Cardiology services including emergency and elective angioplasty
    • Oncology services from diagnosis to treatment
    • Orthopedic services including joint replacements
    • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
    • Birthing centers
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    • Outpatient diagnostic imaging
    • Geriatric assessment
    • Primary and family care practices
    • Adult day care
    • Mental health and chemical dependency programs
    • Diabetes program
    • Wound care
    • Outpatient infusion services
    • Rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy
    • Hospitalist services
    • Rape intervention and support services
    • Community screenings and support groups


    The surgical technologist (LEVELS I –III) collaborates with other team members of the healthcare delivery team, to include physicians, to deliver quality, safe, and efficient health care. The surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of aseptic technique, in combination with knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies, to facilitate the physician’s performance of surgical procedures. The surgical technologist 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. The surgical technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field.

    The lead surgical technologist (LEVEL IV) performs all functions of Level III as well as the coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of surgeon preference cards and procedure packs, and for other assigned projects ensuring consistency with ORMC business strategy, and commitment to excellent patient care. The lead surgical technologist will spend on average 80% of work hours functioning in the clinical role, and 20% in the operations role.


    Minimum Education: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

    Graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or an Accrediting Bureau of Health Education School (ABHES)-accredited Surgical Technology Program or military surgical technology program.

    Must annually complete 15 hours of continuing education to remain qualified to practice as a surgical technologist.

    Minimum Experience: One (1) year experience as a surgical technologist in a hospital or other healthcare setting is preferred. New graduates will be considered. .

    Required Certification/Registration:
    Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) from the National Board of Surgical Technology, Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) is required. BLS is required.

    Physical Demands: Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking. Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.

    Working Conditions: Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances. May be exposed to unpleasant odors. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency or crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours.

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