Oregon Health & Science University

Surgical Services Technologist (Surgical Tech) - Swing Shift

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Allied Health
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Salary Range
$30.58 - $41.34 per hour
Day Shift
1045-1915 shifts Monday through Friday, post shift call obligation
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Center for Health and Healing (CHH) Operating Rooms is a 15-bed OR primarily serving adult Daypatients and Overnight Daypatients across a large mix of service lines including: General Surgery/Minimally Invasive, Gynecology, Oral Maxillofacial, Neuro, Orthopedic, Otolaryngology, Plastics, and Robotic. New facility in Portland’s South Waterfront district with access to the main OHSU campus via aerial tram.

Function/Duties of Position

$10,000 hiring bonus


No weekend or holiday work required! No overnight call!


Surgical Preparation and Assistance.

  • Assembles supplies and instruments 
  • Checks supplies and instruments for sterility and proper functioning
  • Reviews procedure card 
  • Counts needles and sponges at start and end of surgery



Orientation for this position is approximately 12 weeks, but can vary based on candidate's experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduated from a Nationally-Accredited organization approved by the Oregon Health Authority AND Hold and maintain a national Surg Technologist Certification by NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants)
  • BLS from American Heart Association prior to orientation
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years of hands-on experience in an OR setting.

Additional Details


  • Two raises per year – One at anniversary date and one across the board annual increase
  • Healthcare Options - Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents, and $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation- up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
  • Sick Leave- up to 96 hours per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Additional Programs including: Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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