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Penn State Health CVOR Surgical Technologist - DAY SHIFT - STJ Operating Room in Reading, Pennsylvania

$7,500 SIGN-ON BONUS - eligible to those that qualify

Penn State Health - St Joseph Regional

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Day

Hours: Monday -Friday; 7:00a - 3:30p with Call

Recruiter Contact: Amanda A. Frankhouser at (MAILTO://


Join our team as a Cardiovascular Surgical Technologist and play a crucial role in supporting cardiovascular surgeries within our calm and collaborative operating room environment. As a key member of our surgical team, you will assist surgeons and nurses in delivering high-quality patient care during complex cardiovascular procedures. If you're passionate about contributing to life-saving procedures and thrive in a fast-paced environment, we invite you to apply!

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing the operating room for cardiovascular surgeries, ensuring all necessary equipment, instruments, and supplies are sterile and readily available.

  • Assisting the surgical team during procedures by passing instruments, sutures, and other supplies as needed.

  • Maintaining a sterile field throughout the surgical procedure, adhering to strict aseptic techniques and infection control protocols.

  • Anticipating the needs of the surgical team and proactively assisting in troubleshooting equipment or procedural issues.

  • Collaborating closely with nurses, surgeons, and other team members to optimize patient outcomes and ensure a safe and efficient surgical experience.

  • Participating in the cleaning and restocking of the operating room following procedures, in accordance with established protocols and standards.


  • Completion of an accredited surgical technologist program and maintains a surgical technologist certification; new graduates of accredited surgical tech programs may obtain certification within six months of graduation.

  • Completion of an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the US Army, Navy, or Air Force.

  • Previously employed to practice surgical technology by the hiring Penn State Health (PSH) healthcare facility on or before December 29, 2020, or had been employed to practice surgical technology as the primary function at another healthcare facility at any time during the two years prior to December 29, 2020.


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.

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Penn State Health offers an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental and vision with no waiting period as well as a Total Rewards Program that highlights a few of the many additional offerings below:

  • Be Well with Employee Wellness Programs, and Fitness Discounts (University Fitness Center, Peloton).

  • Be Balanced with Generous Paid Time Off, Personal Time, and Paid Parental Leave.

  • Be Secured with Retirement, Extended Illness Bank, Life Insurance, and Identity Theft Protection.

  • Be Rewarded with Competitive Pay, Tuition Reimbursement, and PAWS UP employee recognition program.

  • Be Supported by the HR Solution Center, Learning and Organizational Development and Virtual Benefits Orientation, Employee Exclusive Concierge Service for scheduling.

For a full list with more detailed information:


St. Joseph Medical Center first opened its doors in 1873, over 150 years ago. The new 204-bed state-of-the-art hospital, located on Bernville Road, opened in 2006 and in 2015 became the first hospital to join the Penn State Health organization; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center is dedicated to the health, education, and wellness of the community. Our approach to health care is bigger than all of us. It calls us to learn, share, and lift each other up while achieving our goals. With pride in who we are, where we work, and what we do, we are changing lives every day together. We do this by putting our patients first and by living our core values as we serve our community.

YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM. WE’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU. State-of-the-art equipment, endless learning, and a culture of excellence – that’s Penn State Health. But what makes our healthcare award-winning? That’s all you.

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 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Position CVOR Surgical Technologist - DAY SHIFT - STJ Operating Room

Location US:PA:Reading | Allied Health | Full Time

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