Perioperative Services

Full Time


Salary based on qualifications


Full Time Benefited 72 hrs/per pay period

Surgical Technologist Position Opportunity Overview


      **Sign-On Bonus and Relocation Packages Available for New Hires!**



The Surgical Technologist for Asante Three Rivers Medical Center (ATRMC) serves as a member of the surgical team working with Surgeons, anesthesia providers, RN's and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgery in accordance with the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) and AST Standards of Practice.


Successful candidates will have knowledge of procedure and technique in caring for patients, equipment and supplies; the ability to communicate well on the telephone; and can demonstrate aseptic technique, scrub, gown and glove counts; and other aspects of scrub role under the AORN and CST guidelines.


As a Surgical Technologist you will have the opportunity to:


·       Function as a Surgical Technician demonstrating responsibilities that include assisting in direct patient care in the Operating Room

·       Anticipate the needs of the surgeon, pass appropriate instruments, and assist in exposure of the surgical field

·       Select and prepare appropriate supplies and equipment for the surgical cases and operate all surgical equipment

·       Organize instrumentation and the sterile field

·       Perform all surgical counts consistently, including the "safety count"

·       Performs wound closure (subcutaneous and skin) under the direct supervision of the surgeon



One of the following is required:


·       Graduate of nationally accredited, approved by the OHA education program for surgical tech and holds Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA), or

·       Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing, or

·       Completed training for surgical techs in the military and has completed 16 hours continuing education every 2 years, or

·       Providing documentation showing surgical tech practice during at least 2 of the 3 years immediately preceding 01/01/2017 and completes 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years



·       Documentation showing surgical tech practice during at least 2 of the 3 years immediately preceding 01/01/2017 (unless certified as a CST by the NBSTA or an LPN licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing. With a CST or an LPN – the experience requirement is waived)

·       Preferred:  Computer and telephone skills; ability to scrub ALL specialties; experience in General Orthopedic and Total Knee/Hip replacement surgery within the past 3 years; computer knowledge; bilingual (English and Spanish)



·       Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) – required if no experience

·       Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) required upon start

·       Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing –  required if no experience or CST certification

Additional Position Details



Compensation & Benefits


·         Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision and wellness

·         Excellent retirement package with up to a 6% employer contribution

·         Generous time off package with 8 holidays

·         Tuition reimbursement available

About Asante and Southern Oregon


Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.


At Asante we are defined by our values –traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:   


Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service – Teamwork


 Asante is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.