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Job #3403
Surgical Technician
Labor and Delivery Department
Full Time, Days
Pennington, NJ
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  • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon, which include passing instruments, sutures and other items appropriate to the procedure. Assists the surgeon by retracting tissue, holding instrumentation to provide exposure, and cutting suture under the direct supervision of the surgeon.
  • Establishes and maintains an organized sterile field. Selects proper sterilization methods for instruments and equipment. Sterilizes prior to procedure and verifies instruments are sterile.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures in aseptic techniques. Takes corrective action when any unsafe practice, conditions or break in aseptic technique is observed and reports information to the circulating nurse.
  • Assists with pulling cases, checks case cart for completeness, obtains supplies and equipment, and determines them to be in good working order before a case begins.
  • Prepares the operating room by opening sterile supplies, instruments and sutures based on scheduled procedure and surgeon preference card.
  • Follows policies for scrubbing, gowning, gloving, setting up back table, draping and counting with the circulating nurse.
  • Performs scrub assistance for all procedures.
  • Assists the circulating nurse with implementing a plan of care to include positioning, confirmation of operative site, updating physician preference cards, care of specimens, and room turnover.
  • Accounts for instruments, trays and implants before, during and after the case. Begins sterilizing process while in the surgical suite by counting for completeness of tray, initiating cleansing/sterilizing process.
  • Has access to supplies in medication storage areas, including needles and syringes.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion/graduate of a New Jersey-approved/accredited program for surgical technicians.
  • One year of work experience in healthcare surgical services preferred. Specialty surgical services may require specific training, experience, knowledge and skills.
  • Certification from nationally recognized body for Surgical Technician preferred.
Capital Health is the region’s leader in providing progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff, as well as advanced technology. Comprising two hospitals (our Regional Medical Center in Trenton and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell), our Hamilton outpatient facility and various primary and specialty care practices across the region, Capital Health is a dynamic healthcare resource accredited by The Joint Commission.

A four-time Magnet®-recognized health system for nursing excellence, Capital Health serves as a Level II regional trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, regional perinatal center (including a Level III NICU), and emergency mental health screening center. We also offer the region’s first and most experienced Pediatric Emergency Department and most recently, New Jersey’s first Autism-Friendly Pediatric Emergency Department. Capital Health takes great pride in our innovative programs, such as our Capital Institute for Neurosciences; nationally accredited Center for Comprehensive Breast Care; Center for Digestive Health; Marjorie G. Ernest Joint Replacement Center of Excellence; award-winning Cancer Center; and our Heart & Vascular Institute, which includes the region’s first accredited Chest Pain Center.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits that include:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Low employee expense for medical and dental insurance
  • 403b savings and retirement program
  • Educational assistance program

Find out why our 3000+ employees have chosen Capital Health.

Easy commute from PA and major NJ routes.

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Equal Opportunity Employer.