Surgical Technologist (OR Tech)
Req #: 38226
Full Time
Shift: Days
BGH Operating Room
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Experienced candidates may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $15,000.
Early-career candidates may qualify for up to $12,500 in tuition forgiveness.

United Health Services is seeking an Operating Room Technician (Surgical Technologist) to join our surgical team at Binghamton General Hospital.

Our Operating Room staff at Binghamton General Hospital (BGH) typically perform elective surgeries, which can include orthopedic, plastic, and ophthalmic procedures. The BGH Operating Room maintains a high-volume surgical schedule each day. In addition to a steady cadence of scheduled procedures, the BGH OR staff often encounter add-on or emergency cases, particularly those involving complex orthopedic repairs or reconstruction. If you thrive in fast-paced environments, the BGH OR could be a great fit for you.

Newly hired Operating Room Technicians may be eligible for our Tuition Forgiveness Program. You can also take advantage of comprehensive benefits, wellness programs, career development initiatives, and more. United Health Services is the Southern Tier’s largest employer whose team members annually serve thousands of patients and outwardly display our Values of Compassion, Respect, Trust, Teamwork, and Innovation.

Operating Room Technician Job Responsibilities

  • Follows Infection Control policies and procedures and demonstrate expertise in surgical scrub technique
  • Assists surgeons when needed by gowning, gloving, draping, and passing of instruments and other related items during procedures; anticipates the surgeon’s need for instruments, sutures, and equipment
  • Maintains an organized operative field at all times by keeping the instruments clean and in their proper place while keeping an accurate sponge, tape, needle, dissector, and instrument count
  • Prepares for cases by assembling supplies and equipment in accordance with operating standards and identifies conflicts or problems
  • Provides a safe surgical environment for the patient and displays knowledge of potential hazards (equipment, chemical, or gases) within the Operating Room
  • Expedites the effective and efficient turn-over of the OR between cases

Position Qualifications


  • Completion of a nationally accredited (CAAHEP or ABHES) Surgical Technology program (certificate or associate’s degree) and a Certified Surgical Technologist credential administered by a nationally accredited surgical technology credentialing organization
    • Or completion of a surgical technology training program for the United States armed forces or Public Health Commissioned Corps
    • Or experience as a Surgical Technologist in a healthcare facility for at least one cumulative year between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014
  • CPR certification within three months of hire


  • Previous Operating Room experience
  • Previous experience as a Surgical Technologist
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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.