Oregon Health & Science University

Surgical Services Technologist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Allied Health
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Salary Range
$32.11 - $43.41 per hour
Variable days
7:00 am - 5:00 pm 4x10
HR Mission
Drug Testable
LinkedIn Job Code

Department Overview

$10,000 hiring bonus


Surgery center located at the South Waterfront locations of OHSU. Currently functioning with multiple operating rooms, providing surgical care for a wide variety of specialties and services.


Wage Range: $32.11 - $43.41 per hour

Function/Duties of Position

1. Surgical Preparation and Assistance. Checks schedule of surgeries to be performed during shift; reviews procedures by checking manuals outlining procedure and instruments needed; listens to dictation tape of physician performing surgical procedure, if available; assembles supplies and instruments such as needles, clamps, sponges, and scalpels; checks supplies and instruments for sterility and proper functioning; reviews preferences of physicians and nurses performing surgery; scrubs hands; arranges supplies and instruments in surgical procedure room; counts needles and sponges at start of surgery; under direction of physician or nurse, opens sterile packs, and hands instruments to surgeon; counts needles and sponges at end of surgery.

2. Post Operative Decontamination. After surgery, separates used and un-sterile supplies and equipment from those still sterilized; sterilizes instrument or sends un-sterilized instruments to central service to be sterilized; removes all disposable items such as sponges and gloves; disposes of contaminated blood and water; wipes down entire surgical procedure room with disinfectant including furniture, lamps, monitors, walls, and floors; removes all supplies not necessary for next surgical procedure.

Required Qualifications

  • New Employees as of 9/1/2015
    • 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)
  • For employees hired into the Surgical Technicians classification prior to 9/1/2015 (Grandfathering Requirements): 
    • 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


o 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.

  • BLS from American Heart Association prior to orientation
  • 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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