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Surgical Technologist AACH (Surgery)

Req #: 15953
Entity: Asante Ashland Community Hospital
Location: Ashland, OR
Department: Surgery
Shift: Variable Schedule Days
Union Position: No
FTE: 1.000000
Schedule: Full Time
Salary: Depending on qualifications

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Surgical Technologist AACH (Surgery)

Additional Position Details: FTE: 1.000000 | Full Time | Variable Schedule Days

Salary: Starts at $31.25 and up - increase based on qualifications and years of experience in the field.

As a Surgical Technologist, you will also make extra money per hour (shift differentials) when working swing, night, and weekend hours:

  • $3.00 extra per hour between 11:00pm and 7:00am (Nights)
  • $1.62 extra per hour between 3:00pm and 11:00pm (Swing Shift)
  • $1.43 extra per hour for weekend shifts

External candidates may be eligible for a Recruitment Bonus and/or Relocation Assistance!

For immediate consideration, apply online or email resume with qualifications directly to Janell Cleveland at [email protected]

Who We Are

At Asante Ashland Community Hospital (AACH), we enjoy being part of a small community based surgical team, and we work together to provide the very best patient care and experience. As a small, dedicated team, we are not a number but a group of unique and diverse individuals. By being a part of the team at Ashland means that you have a voice in your practice and have the ability to influence our culture of patient care. On average 2600 cases are performed a year in our department with 6 OR suites in use. We service many specialties including orthopedics, spine, general, GYN, plastics/reconstructive, and urology. In addition, we are the only hospital in southern Oregon and northern California to perform retina surgery.

As a Surgical Tech for Ashland Community Hospital, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Deliver professional personal care to those undergoing surgery.
  • Be a part of a small and cohesive team.
  • Work in multiple specialties, gaining a variety of experience and exposure.
  • Work with an excellent group of Doctors, RN's, and Techs.

We are seeking an impressive Surgical Technologist to join the Surgical Team at AACH. At Asante, Surgical Technicians are a highly valued member of the patient care team in Surgery, working under the supervision of the Charge Nurse. As a Surgical Technologist at Asante, you will have the opportunity to join a team where camaraderie extends into personal life and where high performance is expected.

What You'll Do

  • Become a critical member of the surgical team by functioning as a Surgical Technician in the Operating Room under the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) and Certified Surgical Technician (CST) guidelines.
  • Anticipate the needs of the surgeon, pass appropriate instruments, and assist in exposure of the surgical field.
  • Select and prepare the appropriate supplies and equipment for surgical cases and operate all surgical equipment.
  • Organize instrumentation and the sterile field.
  • Perform all surgical counts consistently, including safety count.

Who You Are

  • You have knowledge of procedure and technique in caring for patients, equipment, and supplies.
  • You can demonstrate aseptic technique, scrub, gown and glove counts; and other aspects of scrub role under the AORN and CST guidelines.
  • You can task-switch rapidly without losing your efficiency or your focus.
  • Your communication game is strong - you rarely feel misunderstood.

What You Must Have

ONE of the following is required:

  • Graduate of a nationally accredited, approved by the OHA, education program for surgical tech and has, or is able to obtain, Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA) within 12 months of graduation, or
  • In lieu of CST, OSA (Ophthalmic Surgical Assisting) subspecialty certification from JCAHPO will be accepted, or
  • In lieu of certification; completed training for surgical techs in the military and has completed 16 hours continuing education every 2 years, or
  • Provides 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, or
  • LPN Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing may be considered in lieu of CST and will waive previous experience requirement.


  • BLS: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) required upon start.

What We Offer

  • Competitive starting wage.
  • Comprehensive Total Rewards package including medical, dental, vision, and wellness; retirement plan with up to a 6% employer contribution; and a generous paid time off policy that increases with years of service.
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year of service.

Why Asante

Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. For more on our story and award-winning health care, click HERE.

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.

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