Oregon Health & Science University

Surgical Services Technologist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Allied Health
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
DCH Operating Room
Salary Range
$32.11 - $43.41 per hour
3 x 12 hour shifts Variable days .Start and stop times may vary up to 2 hours based on operational needs. Yes, mandatory call unit. Night shift is holiday and mandatory call only. UBNPC may adjust call for operational need.
0700 - 1930 Yes, mandatory call unit. Night shift is holiday and mandatory call only. UBNPC may adjust call for operational need. Yes, fair rotation of weekends and holidays
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

$10,000 hiring bonus


To provide intra-operative technical assistance to physicians and RN's who care for pediatric patients experiencing a surgical intervention/other invasive procedure. To participate actively in the work of the unit, committee work, and program level activities/projects. The role requires completion of annual clinical competencies, attending staff meetings and educational events during the day, and actively participating in all quality improvement opportunities assigned. The role requires that all policies, procedures, and patient safety initiatives will be followed.

Surgical Technologists are an integral part of the team providing surgical care to patients. Surgical Technologists function in the role of scrub person. Surgical Technologists work under the supervision of the surgeon and the R.N. to ensure that the O.R. environment is safe, equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Must possess expertise in the theory and application of surgical technique, human anatomy, and surgical procedures, implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate safe care of the patient during invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The surgical technologist role requires extended periods of standing, lifting heavy instrumentation, and potential exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens.


Wage Range: $32.11 - $43.41 per hour

Required Qualifications

  • BLS from the American Heart Association at time of hire
  • Graduated from a Nationally-Accredited organization approved by the Oregon Health Authority; including but not limited to a certified ophthalmic surgical assisting credential issued by the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology or its successor organization, that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies
  • Hold and maintain a national Surgical Technologist Certification by
    NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting)
    as of date of hire.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

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.


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