Surgical Technologist or Certified Surgical Technologist - Cardiovascular Operating Room OR
Job ID: R0013004 | Healthcare Specialists | Full time | Charlottesville, VA
Relocation assistance available per UVA Medical Center policy.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining the sterile field anticipating the needs of the surgical team and being constantly vigilant to adherence of aseptic technique by all team members under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrates basic surgical case preparation by organizing and prioritizing patient care preparation in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team under the direction of the circulating nurse.
  • Differentiates between sterile and unsterile items processed by various sterilization methods.
  • Demonstrates principles of aseptic technique and sterile conscience. Demonstrates working knowledge of surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrates awareness of environmental safety practices for patient self and team at all times.
  • Supports operating room procedures.
  • Interfaces effectively with peers and customers and assumes responsibility for professional development of self and others per departmental policy.
  • Demonstrates leadership in the delivery of technical patient care.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.



Position Compensation Range: $18.37 - $28.47 Hourly


Education: High School graduate or Equivalent and must have graduated from an accredited Surgical Technologist Training Program.

Experience: No experience required but preferred.

Licensure: American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.



Job requires standing for prolonged periods; Repetitive motion: passing instruments, lifting heavy instrument sets. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull > 100lbs. May be exposed to cold, radiation, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.



  • MAGNET designated facility
  • AORTIC Alert Center of Excellence
  • Platinum Distinction Award for ECMO program
  • High volume, level 1 trauma center
  • Certification for Scrub Technologist strongly preferred
  • Scrub all CVOR procedures
  • Heart and lung transplant center
  • Specialty pay bonus $3,600 / year ($900.00 / quarter) once off orientation period
  • Call requirement for CVOR team members
  • CVOR rooms include: 4 CVOR, 2 Vascular/IR Hybrid, 3 Cardiac/Cath Lab Hybrid, 1 Peds Heart
  • Adult and Pediatric Heart Center


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