Operating Room Associate

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Department: CG-Central Services
Employer: State of New York
Payroll Title: TH CTS Operating Room Associate, NSSL2
Bargaining Unit: UUP (State University Professional Services Unit)
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Allied Health

Job Summary: The Sterile Processing Operating Room Associate (ORA) reports to the Sterile Processing Manager, and is responsible for providing expert scrub skills and specialized knowledge of all surgical procedures to include care/use of all equipment and supplies; provides supervision, evaluation, and mentoring of sterile processing techs; and acts as a preceptor for students and orientees, specialty service orientees. The ORA presents and participates in educational offerings, nursing committees, staff and team meetings, and collaborates with the Business Office staff, Materials Management staff, and all nursing staff related to the care and preparation of the surgical patient. The Operating Room Associate facilitates meeting the learning needs of all students, orientees and staff, and is expected to plan and implement educational programs on the care and use of new equipment, instrumentation, and supplies. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, Clinical Leader and other staff the ORA participates in the monitoring of patient care to achieve high-quality patient outcomes.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate of nationally accredited surgical technologist education program or completion of an appropriate training program in surgical technology in the United States armed forces or Public Health Services Commissioned Corps AND current surgical technologist certification by a nationally accredited surgical technologist credentialing organization AND a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Surgical Technologist (preferably in an academic Level I trauma setting) required. Demonstrated ability to scrub for all required surgical procedures required.
  • Sterile Processing certification is required. *Candidates who are not Sterile Processing certified at the time of hire must obtain certification within 18 months and will be on a temporary appointment until certification is received.
Preferred Qualifications:


Work Days:

Day Shift Monday-Friday Weekends and Holidays based on department need

Message to Applicants:  
Recruitment  Office: Human Resources
Executive Order: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.              


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability or other protected classes under State and Federal law.

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