MD Anderson Cancer Center Surgical Technologist - Main Operating Room in Houston, Texas

Surgical Technologist - Main Operating Room

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Allied Health at

Perioperative Services 177200

Requisition #: 115736

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Perioperative Services strives to be the safest perioperative environment in the world, to have the highest quality of perioperative outcomes, and to demonstrate the core values in our vision. Partnered with Anesthesiology and Critical Care, the Division of Nursing and the Division of Surgery, this multidisciplinary team performs more than 15,000 surgical cases each year in more than 30 operating rooms spanning the Main Building and Mays Clinic.


Assists in preparing operating rooms for a variety of surgical procedures. Uses aseptic technique, sets up tables and trays, lays out instruments, syringes, sutures, needles and other supplies. Opens operative packs, counts sponges and prepares sutures. Gloves and gowns surgical team to include assisting the surgeon in draping the patient. Anticipates surgeon’s needs and gives appropriate instruments and equipment to the surgeon. Cleans table and cares for instruments after completion of surgery.

The idealcandidate will be a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). Two years of surgical technologist experienceis preferred.


Minimum: $41,200 Midpoint: $51,500 Maximum: $61,800


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Completion of an accredited operating room technician program.


Required: None.

Preferred: Two years of surgical technologist experience.


Required: One of the following: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) or by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). New graduate must obtain and maintain certification by the 180 th day after date of graduation from an accredited school of surgical technologist. Employed to practice surgical technology in a health care facility prior to September 1, 2009. Completed appropriate training program for surgical technology in the military of the United States or in the United State Public Health Service.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.