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Penn State Health Surgical Technologist - Operating Room in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  0.9

Shift:  Evenings Hours:  11:00p - 11:00a


Penn State Health – Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (HMC) is seeking a compassionate, energetic, patient-focused Surgical Technologist to join our collaborative team of professionals!




The Surgical Technologist is responsible for providing a sterile patient care environment for setting up instrumentation for operating room surgical procedures, for anticipating the needs of the surgical team by providing instruments and supplies, and for providing surgical assistance during operating room procedures. HMC currently has 548 licensed beds and had nearly 75,000 Emergency Department visits while performing over 32,000 surgical cases last year.  Our medical center has 35 operating and procedure rooms prepared to provide surgical care to the community which means a superb breadth of experience for all of our Surgical Techs and room for career progression.  This is a Teamster union position.  **Work hours are 12-hour shifts, evening shift, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Depending on experience, the Surgical Tech will be enrolled in a 12 to 15 week training schedule.  They will rotate through several services to ensure experience with each service line, such as general pediatrics, ENT/plastics, robotics, neurosurgery, vascular and thoracic, orthopedics, ophthalmology, GYN, and endo.  The operating room has an educator dedicated to the program as well as each Surgical Tech having a preceptor.




Associates degree of Applied Science in Surgical Technology from a Surgical Technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and,


Certification as a Surgical Technologist through the National Board of Surgical technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or the National Center for Competency Training (NCCT) is required “or” must be obtained within one year from date of hire as a Surgical Technologist and,


Current BLS/CPR certification required


In addition to a rewarding career, we also offer great BENEFITS ( including but not limited to:


Paid Time Off (14.5 days/year) and Personal Time (56 hours/year on July 1st)


Immediate Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits (No waiting period)


Penn State University – 75% Tuition Remission (Full-Time Employees)


Elder Care/Child Care Resources.


Life Insurance




Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population, and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in the community.




We are proud to offer a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region.  We are a short distance from the York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Fulton Theater and Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.  For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting.  For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals), the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals), and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC.   Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day-trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities like New York City, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.




Hershey, PA is the birthplace of everyone’s favorite chocolate!  Like our city’s founders, you will find this area to be full of socially-minded organizations and individuals working together to create an amazing place to live!


To apply for this position, please visit the following website link and requisition #24496:


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report.  This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF ( for more detailed steps for assistance.


Union: Teamsters 




Position Surgical Technologist - Operating RoomLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 1029