Scrub Tech (Surgical Services Technician)

Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, OR4.0

Full-time$650 - $2,300 a week

Job Title Scrub Tech (Surgical Services Technician)
Department South Operating Room
Location OHS 6C6
Work Unit Description
South Operating Room (Main OR) is a large 25-bed OR primarily an adult inpatient operating room with a small volume of outpatient procedures including: Cardiac/ Thoracic, General Surgery/Minimally Invasive/ Colorectal/Bariatric, Gynecology, Oral Maxillofacial, Neuro/neuro spine, Orthopedic/orthopedic spine, Otolaryngology, Plastics, Transplant, Urology, Vascular, Robotic (Urology/GYN/Oral), and Trauma. Surgical procedures on infants and children less than 18 years of age are also performed if the procedure requires specialized equipment found only at this location
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
FTE: 1.0, Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, Variable Shifts, Shift Range: 0645-2315
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
Job Type: Union Represented (AFSCME)
***Hiring bonus available. May be eligible for re-location assistance as well.***
Functions/Duties of Position
The ST performs the delegated duties that ensure that the OR environment is safe, that equipment is cleaned and functions appropriately, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The ST possesses expertise in the application of sterile and aseptic technique; he/she combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to safely facilitate invasive and/or diagnostic procedures. The ST has the ability to manage stressful/unusual situations in a positive manner, and embraces the OHSU Core Competencies (Accountability, Collaboration, Communication, Diversity, Integrity, Respect, Service Orientation, Teamwork) into his/her practice.

Job Requirements

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification at time of hire

New Employees as of 9/1/2015:
Graduated from a Nationally-Accredited organization approved by the Oregon Health Authority as of date of hire, AND
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):
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, OR
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
Must have excellent communication and listening skills
Ability to work collaboratively in a team, and the flexibility to prioritize and adapt in stressful situations
Requires prioritization of multiple projects, activities, and assignments
May be exposed to excessive auditory and visual stimulation
May be exposed to body fluids, tissue, and infectious processes
Subject to computer work for several hours, as needed
Able to utilize all patient care equipment with work area
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

At least 2 years of experience in level one trauma OR
New graduate: clinical experience during school at OHSU
Additional Details

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
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Referral Bonus Eligible
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