Team Leader (Operating Room)

Regular Full-Time


901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

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CentraState Medical Center

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Operating Room (OR): This seven-bed unit offers a great opportunity to be a part of this fast-paced and exciting specialty. Nurse to patient ratio of 1:1 in this OR setting that includes scrubbing and circulating in the OR for surgery cases including orthopedics, total joint replacement, pelvic/ urologic, and bariatric surgeries. Flexible scheduling that is provided two weeks in advance, with assignment s given the day of and management that is sensitive to the work-life balance and attempts to accommodate schedules around school schedules and life activities. The OR leaders and educators have an extensive amount of experience in the specialty and are willing to share this knowledge and potentially train candidates that are looking to learn this fast paced and exciting aspect of healthcare. Become a part this welcoming unit that emphasizes teamwork and cultivating that sought after “work family” culture.


CentraState Medical Center has an employment opportunity available for a Team Leader. 


  • Administers medications as needed following CSHS policies and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Takes immediate and appropriate actions in the event of a medication variance occurrence.
  • Recognizes adverse reactions to medications and takes immediate and appropriate actions.
  • Recognizes changes in patient condition and/or emergencies situations and takes immediate and appropriate actions.
  • Makes decisions that demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice; utilizes sound nursing judgment in clinical and patient care management situations.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in the care of patients and in the coordination of care to assure the achievement of maximum outcome.
  • Assists in the development of department PI plans and reports.
  • Continually assesses and improves the care/services provided.
  • Maintains and updates Doctors’ Preference Cards as needed.
  • Participates in meetings and committees as assigned.
  • Stays aware of departmental operations and recommends changes where necessary to optimize the quality of patient care and services provided.
  • Assesses patient needs, plans and delivers expert nursing care to selected patients on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrates an ability to organize and incorporate new routines, procedures, and skills.
  • Works with surgical services educator to establish an orientation and education plan for the specialty service and updates as clinical practices change.
  • Develops team-focused interaction among peers and staff.
  • Prepares and maintains policies and procedures.
  • Directs and/or performs troubleshooting of equipment and/or procedural problems including equipment repair.
  • Maintains adequate and appropriate inventories of supplies.
  • Manages and utilizes time efficiently.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper documentation.
  • Reports any unusual occurrences, situations, or hazards to appropriate personnel.
  • Identifies and submits potential non-capital equipment/supply needs.
  • Maintains open communication among perioperative team (i.e. surgeons/managers/ancillary staff).
  • Supports cost containment efforts of the hospital through conservation of supplies and care of equipment.
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and competency in areas of specialization.
  • Acts as preceptor to new employees as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
  • Two years of Operating Room RN Experience required.
  • Certification in the OR (CNOR) preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • RN License/NJ
  • BLS/ACLS required


About Us

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and convenient satellite health pavilions offering primary care and specialty physician practices, along with access to outpatient services, such as lab and physical therapy. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times and was designated a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year.


When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in health care, and making a difference in our community. We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.


Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!


What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • 401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Life Insurance 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Growth Opportunity and Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState Healthcare System, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.


CentraState Healthcare System, is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.