Surgical Technician Job Openings - 54 Jobs

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    $48,620

    Critical Environment Technician (CET Tech) - Data Center
    Quality Technology Services, LLC

    Ashburn, VA

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    $68,850

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    Electrophysiology Tech travel job in Ashburn, VA
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,609

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    Travel Nurse - MedSurg RN - Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (Ashburn,VA)
    Adex Medical Staffing

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,060

    Nurse Case Manager II (Ambulatory Surgical Ctr or OR experience) - Hanover, MD PS1525
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    $46,267

    Surgical Tech
    HCA Healthcare

    Fairfax, VA

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    $46,267

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    Surgical Tech
    Fusion Medical Staffing

    Arlington, VA

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    $46,267

    Surgical Tech
    Fusion Medical Staffing

    Washington, DC

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    $46,267

    Surgical Technologist I -Sibley Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Washington, DC

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    $46,267

    Technologist Surgical
    Ascension Health

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

    SURGICAL TECH, SURGICAL SERVICES
    Montgomery General Hospital

    Olney, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

    Surgical Tech
    Randstad

    Bethesda, MD

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    $46,267

    Surgical Tech
    Novant Health System

    Manassas, VA

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    $46,267

    Surgical Tech
    Novant Health System

    Manassas, VA

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    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Falls Church, VA

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    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Fairfax, VA

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    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Alexandria, VA

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    $46,267

    Surgical Tech
    HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

    Fairfax, VA

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    $46,267

    Surgical Technologist - Tyson's Corner Medical Offices
    Kaiser Permanente

    McLean, VA

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    $46,267

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    Surgical Technologist
    Washington Hospital Center

    Washington, DC

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    $46,267

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    CST ST, Surgical Tech
    Travel Healthcare Jobs

    Alexandria, VA

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    $46,267

    NEW
    Surgical Technologist
    Washington Hospital Center

    Washington, DC

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    $46,267

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    Surgical Tech
    Randstad Holding

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

    Surgical Technologist
    Surgery Care Affiliates

    Rockville, MD

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    $46,267

    Technologist Surgical
    Ascension Health

    Washington, DC

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    $46,267

    Surgical Technician, Full time - Days
    HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    Surgical Technology Faculty
    ECPI University

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Falls Church, VA

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    $46,267

    Surgical Tech
    Novant Health System

    Haymarket, VA

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    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Alexandria, VA

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    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    Surgical Tech - Labor and Delivery (Part Time)
    Universal Health Services

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

    Surgical Tech
    Randstad Holding

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

    Surgical Tech
    Fusion Medical Staffing

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    Travel Certified Surgical Tech CST Job available in Ranson West Virginia
    Soliant

    Ranson, WV

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    Surgical Technologist
    Washington Hospital Center

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

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    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 1
    Inova Health Systems

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    Surgical Technician PRN
    HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

    Surgical Technician - Cardiac
    Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

    Surgical Technician - PRN
    Mercy Medical Center Clinton

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

    Surgical Technician - OR, Nights
    Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    Surgical Technologist II- Operating Room
    Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

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    Surgical Tech
    Fusion Medical Staffing

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,480

    Surgical Tech
    Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

    Frederick, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    Surgical Technologist
    Medstar Washington Hospital Center

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    Surgical Technologist
    Medstar Washington Hospital Center

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    Surgical Technologist II -Sibley Ambulatory Surgery Center (PRN)
    Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST 2
    Inova Health Systems

    Leesburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

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    Technologist Surgical
    Ascension

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    NEW
    Travel Certified Surgical Tech CST Job available in Ranson West Virginia
    Soliant

    Ranson, WV

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,267

    NEW
    CST ST, Surgical Tech
    Travel Healthcare Jobs

    Washington, DC

Surgical Technician Jobs

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$46,267

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  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Deal with People
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  • Make Decisions
  • Repetitive

What does a Surgical Technician do

Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.

Duties

Surgical technologists typically do the following:

  • Prepare operating rooms for surgery
  • Sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery
  • Ready patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites
  • Help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies
  • Count supplies, such as sponges and instruments
  • Maintain a sterile environment

Surgical technologists work as members of a healthcare team alongside physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, and other healthcare workers.

Before an operation, surgical technologists prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment. They also prepare patients for surgery by washing and disinfecting incision sites, positioning the patients on the operating table, covering them with sterile drapes, and taking them to and from the operating room. Surgical technologists prepare sterile solutions and medications used in surgery and check that all surgical equipment is working properly. They help the surgical team put on sterile gowns and gloves.

During an operation, surgical technologists pass instruments and supplies to surgeons and first assistants. They also hold retractors, hold internal organs in place during the procedure, or set up robotic surgical equipment. Technologists also may handle specimens taken for laboratory analysis.

Once the operation is complete, surgical technologists may apply bandages and other dressings to the incision site. They may also help transfer patients to recovery rooms and restock operating rooms after a procedure.

Surgical first assistants have a hands-on role, directly assisting surgeons during a procedure. For instance, they may help to suction the incision site or suture a wound.

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how to become a Surgical Technician

Surgical technologists typically need a postsecondary certificate or an associate’s degree. Certification can be beneficial in finding a job. A small number of states regulate surgical technologists.

Education

Surgical technologists typically need postsecondary education. Many community colleges and vocational schools, as well as some universities and hospitals, have accredited programs in surgical technology. Programs range in length from several months to 2 years, and they grant a diploma, certificate, or associate’s degree upon completion. Admission typically requires a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Surgical technology education includes courses in anatomy, biology, medical terminology, pharmacology, and other topics. Surgical technologists are trained in the care and safety of patients, sterilization techniques, how to set up technical or robotic equipment, and preventing and controlling infections. In addition to classroom study, students also work in supervised clinical settings to gain hands-on experience.

First surgical assistants may complete a formal education program in surgical assisting. Others may work as a surgical technologist and receive additional on-the-job training before becoming a first assistant.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Surgical technologists must pay close attention to their work at all times. For example, they need to provide the correct sterile equipment for surgeons during an operation.

Dexterity. Surgical technologists should be comfortable working with their hands. They must be able to provide needed equipment quickly.

Integrity. Because they are trusted to provide sterile supplies and quality patient care during surgical procedures, surgical technologists must have integrity.

Physical stamina. Surgical technologists should be comfortable standing for extended periods.

Stress-management skills. Working in an operating room can be stressful. Surgical technologists should be able to work well under pressure while providing a high level of care.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification can be beneficial in finding a job. Surgical technologists may earn certification through credentialing organizations.

Certification through The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting allows the use of the title “Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).” Certification typically requires completing an accredited formal education program or military training program and passing an exam.

Certification through the National Center for Competency Testing allows the use of the title “Tech in Surgery - Certified (NCCT).” Applicants may qualify through formal education, military training, work experience, or other eligibility paths. All require documenting critical skills and passing an exam.

Both certifications require surgical technologists to complete continuing education to maintain their certification.

In addition, many jobs require technologists to become certified in CPR or basic life support, or both.

A small number of states have regulations governing the work of surgical technologists or surgical assistants, or both.

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, the National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants, and the American Board of Surgical Assistants offer certification for surgical first assistants.

Advancement

Surgical technologists may choose to advance to other healthcare occupations, such as registered nurse. Technologists may also choose to become a postsecondary teacher of health specialties.

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The Average Income of a Surgical Technician

Real Surgical Technician Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. Ophthalmic Surgical Technologist Furlong Vision Correction Medical Center, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 28, 2009 $64,280
Surgical Technologists American Surgical Assistants, Inc. Houston, TX Apr 29, 2011 $60,400
Surgical Technologists TMED, LP. DBA Monitoring Concepts Dallas, TX Jan 14, 2013 $53,000
Traveling Surgical Tech FUE Surgical Institute LLC Santa Clara, CA Jul 01, 2013 $52,175 -
$130,438
Surgical Technologists Hanover Medical Management Services, LLC Dallas, TX Nov 16, 2011 $46,093
Surgical Technologist Ear Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida, P Plantation, FL Sep 19, 2013 $41,740
Surgical Technologists American Surgical Assistants, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 05, 2007 $39,395
Senior Surgical Technician Century Veterinary Group, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 06, 2010 $39,090

Top Skills for a Surgical Technician

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Top Surgical Technician Skills

For surgical technician jobs, , companies seek candidates with the following abilities:
  1. Surgical Procedures
  2. Orthopedic Surgery
  3. Surgeons Needs
Here’s how the most requested skills appear on resumes:
  • Prepared the operating room for surgical procedures.
  • Scrubbed on General, Urology, Cardiovascular, some Neurology and some orthopedic surgery.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of surgical procedures by anticipating surgeons needs.
  • Provided scrub support to doctors in several services including plastics, microsurgery, neurology, ENT, and urology.
  • Completed 120 clinical hours providing perioperative support as a surgical technologist.

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Top Surgical Technician Employers

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Top 10 Surgical Technician Employers

Surgical Technician positions seems to be very popular at St. Joseph Hospital where they currently get hired the most.

Surgical Technician job seekers will have an easy time finding open jobs at these firms:
  1. Kaiser Permanente
  2. United States Army
  3. Lifestyle Lift
  4. Northside Hospital

At the end of the day, Surgical Technician candidates can currently find jobs at 10 companies.

St. Joseph Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, United States Army, Lifestyle Lift, Northside Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Surgery Center, University Medical Center, The Medical Center, UPMC

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