St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is a Magnet recognized Level II Trauma Center, with its Perioperative Department performing over 13,000 surgical procedures per year.
The Perioperative Department houses 15 operative suites, 14 Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) bays, a pain management center and minor procedure rooms, with plans for expansion to improve and accommodate a more futuristic state-of-the-art department. We are always at the forefront of practice as is evident with New Jersey's first Disc Replacement surgical procedure being performed at St. Joseph's.
Our management department encourages evidence based practice, and forward thinking among the staff.
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is a teaching hospital affiliated with several medical schools including Seton Hall University and St. George's University, as well as Nursing programs including William Paterson University, Passaic and Bergen County Community Colleges. We have a department-based perioperative educator who plans and implements the annual AORN Perioperative 101 Course for new graduates and RNs.
The Perioperative Department fosters professionalism, and provides opportunities for extensive training and on going continuing education. Before choosing a specialty cluster team, the staff is given the opportunity to rotate through twelve specialties including: Open Heart, Orthopaedic, Neuro, General and Vascular, GYN/GU, and ENT.
Within the Perioperative Department, staff enjoy flexible hours and are encouraged to grow both personally and professionally as is evident with their participation in such activities as Research projects, and Nurse Practice Council where they demonstrate individuality, teamwork, and collaboration.
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