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Surgical Technologist II - 65906

Company: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:



The Surgical Technologist II participates as part of the surgical team in assisting nursing staff in support services necessary for safe and efficient care of patients within various areas of surgical services. Assists at the surgical field passing instruments and supplies to other members of the surgical team and maintains the sterile field. Participates in acquiring, preparing and equipping the surgical suites.  Ensures the delivery of quality care for patients undergoing surgical procedures in accordance with individual needs, standards of care, and hospital policy. Assists in non-surgical patient intervention under the direct supervision of a physician or RN. May serve as a Core Technician, with responsibility for maintaining sterile technique and providing supplies and instruments as requested.  Added job functions may include being responsible for staff education, inventory, vendor management and effective physician relationships.  Displays comprehensive knowledge and strong technical skills in a wide variety of specialty areas, and serves as a resource for peers/co-workers. This individual demonstrates a high degree of self-reliance and resourcefulness, is quick to identify and solve problems, and willingly adopts additional responsibilities and challenges. Precepts and trains new scrub technologist and student technologist.



Performed majority of the time -- please start with the responsibilities that are the most time consuming:

·       Performs scrub duties for all specialties that may require surgical intervention.

·       Attends, plans, and participates in staff meetings, in-services and continuing education opportunities.

·       Provides care appropriate to the age of patients served (neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) patients based on principles of growth and development and life stages.

·       Streamlines and standardizes supplies/equipment as appropriate to meet patient/physicians needs and maximize cost containment opportunities.

·       Acts as a resource person and role model for other staff members.

Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of the job:

·       Participates in new supply/equipment evaluation and implementation.

·       Assists in the communications of backorder information.

·       Participates in vendor monitoring and management in accordance with department/hospital procedures/protocols.

Decision making and budget responsibilities (e.g. impact limited to the employee, entire unit or organization-wide):

·       Impact limited to the employee.

·       No budget responsibility.




·       Graduate of an accredited School of Surgical Technology; or has completed a training program for surgical technologists in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; and can show documentation of completing 16 hours of continuing education.



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·       Minimum one (1) year of work experience in an operating room in a hospital or an ambulatory surgical center.



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Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:


·       Must hold and maintain one (1) of the following:

o   National Surgical Technologist Certification by the National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA) or

o   National Center Competency Testing (NCCT) Certification.

o   Certificate of training via the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; and can show documentation of completing 16 hours of continuing education. Above listed National Certifications would still be preferred and required within 6 months of hire.

·       American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS preferred upon hire and required within 90 days of hire. 



·       Membership in appropriate professional organization.


Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:


·       Knowledge of sterile core area.

·       Knowledge of sterile technique; operating room procedures and equipment.

·       Ability to understand and apply principles of sterile technique and surgical procedures within the scope of the position.

·       Demonstrates proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee's particular job.

·       Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

·       Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.

·       Demonstrates knowledge of rules/regulations established by governmental and regulatory agencies.

·       Practices effective communication skills and interpersonal skills, written, verbal, and non-verbal.

·       Utilizes a problem solving process to make decisions related to patient care and unit activity.

·       Develops skills in use of hospital computerized information/ordering system.

·       Must be able to clearly speak, write and communicate in the English language.

·       Demonstrates technical proficiency with equipment and instrumentation used for surgical procedures.

·       Follows correct procedures in unusual and emergent procedures/situations.

·       Effectively manages the utilization of supplies.

·       Demonstrates principles of aseptic technique in daily practice.

·       Displays knowledge of specialty procedures and instrumentation/equipment.

·       Adjusts promptly and calmly to changes in the work environment; performs well in emergency situations.



·       Bilingual skills a plus.


OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place different.


We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth. A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health care to patients.


As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we’ve changed our name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.

Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

Keywords: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, Hillsboro , Surgical Technologist II - 65906, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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