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Surgical Technologist - Operating Room

Job ID: 7333
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 10 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is offering a ***$5000 Sign-On Bonus*** for a full-time Surgical Technologist position at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington.    Join our OR team in this 1.0 FTE position, working four 10-hour day shifts each week.     

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.​

We also offer:

  • Relocation Assistance & Sign-On Bonus
  • Comprehensive benefits package 
  • Additional pay for  having a CST, as well as $2/hr differential for hours after 3pm
  • A non-profit mission driven healthcare system
  • Hourly  compensation currently starting at $25.28, more depending upon experience.   

St. John Medical Center is a 150-bed acute care medical center located just 40 miles North of Portland,, Oregon. The Longview-Kelso area is surrounded by the beauty of mountains and the Columbia River.  Our community offers the best of both worlds, a peaceful lifestyle of a family-orientated community of 60,000, with close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Mountains, and the urban amenities of both Portland and Seattle.

For additional information, feel free to contact Lisa Wishard, Recruiter, at [email protected] or 360.414.2186.


This position is responsible for assisting the Surgical team during operative procedures by performing a variety of technical duties to primarily assist in responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of the surgical sterile field for the operative patient.


  1. Arrange and inventories sterile set-up for operation and passes items as needed to the surgical team.
  2. Understand and apply the principles of asepsis. Establish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains sterile environment.
  3. Assist in preparation and moving of patients.
  4. Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes instrumentation. Assists with clean-up and room turnover.
  5. Access computer information as needed, such as preference lists and digital images.
  6. Participates in all safety initiatives. Adheres to programs such as SCIP and SCOAP quality initiatives.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise designated)


  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology school or recognized course of training as a Surgical Technologist preferred.


  • One year experience as a surgical technologist in a full service operating room preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.


  • Washington State Surgical Technologist Registration is required.
  • CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) preferred.
  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required.


  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to execute detailed procedures with accuracy and precision
  • Basic computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
  • Understanding of operating room protocols


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants; extreme cold or heat; sharp instruments such as kitchen knives, scalpels, etc.; or dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).


For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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