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OR/Surgical Technician

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Surgery, Veterinary Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Clinical Sciences

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

OR/Surgical Technician

Job Class Code

ID07 A

Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks candidates for an OR/Surgical Technician position responsible for ensuring surgical rooms and instruments are sterilized, equipped, and supplied appropriately. The duties of the OR/Surgical Technician position are equivalent to a circulating nurse in human medicine.

Learn more about VET MED and take a campus tour here:

Why should YOU work for VET MED ?
  • Excellent full-time benefits that start on Day 1!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for you and your family.
  • Generous state retirement program with eligibility to receive monthly payments after 10 years of service.
  • How about these numbers? 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick leave, 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, and 9 official paid holidays .
  • Overnight and weekend shift differentials = more $$$ in your pocket.
  • Veterinary care and food discounts for your pets.
  • Uniform and continuing education allowances.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of service.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
Need we say more? Probably not – but just in case:

About Auburn:
At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn:
Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Our Commitment:
Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions
  • Assisting surgeons as needed by retrieving needed surgical instruments and equipment from surgical supply.
  • Cleaning operating rooms between surgical cases and making sure rooms are ready for the next case.
  • Positioning patients for surgery and performing aseptic prep of surgery site; and maintaining cleanliness and sterility of operating rooms.
  • Decontamination and sterilization of instrumentation using an autoclave and a vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilizer.
  • Maintenance of surgical packs and instruments.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Associate's degree

Field of Study

Degree in Animal Science, Nursing, or related scientific field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II – Associate’s degree in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment plus 2 years of experience in surgical services practices or care and comfort of animals.

Level III – Associate’s degree in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment plus 4 years of experience in surgical services practices or care and comfort of animals.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Degree may be substituted with 4 years of experience.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Experience may be substituted by a degree.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience working in a veterinary hospital and knowledge of surgical instruments and sterile techniques is desired.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$14.50/hr - $22.45/hr - depending on education and experience

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Various working hours between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and includes weekends and holidays. Weekend call rotations are required for processing sterile instruments.

City position is located in:


State position is located:


List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
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    • Other
  2. * Do you have an Associate's degree or higher in Animal Science, Nursing, or related scientific field?
    • Yes
    • No

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