Basic Life Support (BLS) certification at time of hire
New Employees as of 9/1/2015 o Graduated from a Nationally-Accredited organization approved by the Oregon Health Authority as of date of hire.
Hold and maintain a national Surg Technologist Certification by NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants) as of date of hire.
For employees hired into the Surgical Technicians classification prior to 9/1/2015 (Grandfathering Requirements): o Completed a Surgical Technologist training program in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Public Health Service of the USA and must complete 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years
Current staff who did not graduate from an accredited school must provide documentation showing that he/she practiced as a Surgical Tech during at least two of the three years immediately preceding January 1, 2017 AND must complete 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
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