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Surgical Technologist -Main OR


Lancaster General Hospital

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4577 Surgical Services-Main Operating Room

Supervisory Organization

Surgical Services-Main OR



Job Description

Job Title: Surgical Technologist-Main OR

This position is located in Lancaster, Pa

$5,000 sign-on bonus with one year commitment

This position is located in the Main OR at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pa

Full-time, 1.0 80 hr/2 weeks working Day/evening rotation, hours between 7:00 am and 11:30 pm with every third weekend, one summer/one winter holiday, and weekly on call requirement with 30 minute response time.


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SUMMARY:  Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Surgical Technologist for the Main OR. The Surgical Techt assists in the delivery of patient care by handling instruments during operative procedures and by performing a variety of duties related to the preparation, processing and arrangement of surgical instruments and supplies under a Registered Nurse.   


 1.    Utilizes techniques of infection control.  Monitors all personnel for compliance with aseptic techniques and safety standards.

2.     Functions primarily as instrument handler on all types of surgical procedures involving and requiring conformance with specific sterile and aseptic techniques and procedures.

3.     Secures, sets up and otherwise prepares the Operating Room equipment, instruments and supplies.  Arranges instruments, tables, stands and other articles in specified order.  Adjusts equipment within the Operating Room to meet the needs of the surgeon and operative requirements.

4.     Functions as first assistant to the surgeon by handling tissue, using instruments to provide wound exposure and hemostasis, suction, sponge and bovie when needed, cutting tissue and tying suture as directed by surgeon, which may include closure of surgical wound.

5.     Cares for contaminated instruments and supplies during and after the surgical procedures utilizing appropriate environmental control techniques.

 6.  Participates in the on-call system in the O.R. for emergency and urgency cases.



  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Graduate of an approved school of surgical technology.


  • One (1) year of Operating Room scrub experience.

This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.

Full Time Posted on 04/28/2020