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
$30.58 - $41.34 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

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.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

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.



Preferred Qualifications

High school diploma

Pediatric experience

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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