Surgical Services Careers at Tampa General Hospital

Surgical Services Careers at Tampa General Hospital

Join Us in the Operating Room

TGH values your expertise, and we want to help you build a fulfilling and rewarding career with us. When you join our surgical services group as a surgical technologist or operation room technician, you will become an integral member of a dynamic team that is committed to delivering compassionate, world-class surgical care. Drawing on your valuable knowledge and skills, you can directly enhance patient care and improve outcomes.

TGH is recognized as one of the Nation’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and one of the best hospitals in the world by Newsweek. We are proud to be the only hospital in West Central Florida that performs all five solid organ transplants—heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas—for adult patients. As a high-volume, comprehensive transplant center, we are also a premier destination for multi-organ transplants. We maintain rigorous standards in everything we do, measuring ourselves against the best in the business so we can continually raise the bar. 

A career in surgical services at TGH will provide you with access to a compelling combination of clinical excellence, cutting-edge technologies and personal growth opportunities—all in our vibrant, welcoming and collaborative hospital community. You will also have the privilege of making a significant difference in the lives of many patients.


The Future of Surgery Is Now

Our surgical services team utilizes the latest techniques and technologies to improve surgical outcomes and remain firmly positioned at the forefront of medical innovation. These outstanding professionals are revolutionizing surgical care with:

  • Minimally invasive procedures – Advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques enable our team to minimize tissue disruption during surgery, which can lead to less pain, minimal scarring and a quick recovery.
  • Robotic assistance - Robotic-assisted surgical systems allow our surgeons to perform complex procedures with heightened precision, dexterity and visualization.
  • Hybrid operating rooms – Equipped with advanced imaging equipment, our hybrid ORs enable our team to seamlessly transition from minimally invasive surgery to traditional open surgery when appropriate.
  • Image-guided surgery – Guided by real-time, high-definition imaging, our surgeons can visualize the surgical site in great detail while operating.
  • 3D Printing – By creating patient-specific models and meticulous surgical guides, our team can plan surgeries with greater accuracy and thereby improve outcomes.
  • Energy devices – Ultrasonic scalpels and other advanced electrosurgical instruments enable precise tissue dissection and hemostasis.
  • Biomedical implants and materials – By utilizing cutting-edge biomaterials and implants in orthopedic and reconstructive surgeries, our team can enhance patient outcomes and implant longevity.

These advanced technologies empower our surgical services team to provide our patients with the best possible care, ensuring safer, more precise and less invasive surgical interventions across all specialties. 

Take Your Surgical Services Career to the Next Level

At TGH, we know that continuous learning, dedication to patient care and a willingness to quickly adapt to ongoing changes in the health care landscape are vital for surgical services professionals who are seeking growth and advancement in their career. We also know it is essential for our team to stay current on the latest trends in surgical techniques, technologies and best practices.

As a valued member of our surgical services group, you will become part of a culture that encourages career development. TGH will empower you to learn, grow, thrive and further specialize in your chosen profession. In addition to interdisciplinary collaborations and mentorships, you will have opportunities to benefit from ongoing training and unique development opportunities, such as our perioperative transitions program for registered nurses. Through this innovative program, you can acquire the specialized skills and clinical experience you need as an RN to ensure a successful career in the OR.

The Recruitment Process

How does TGH attract and source potential candidates for open positions?

TGH has a dedicated team of talent acquisition consultants who regularly host in-person and virtual hiring events and community job fairs. We have also partnered with many local schools and programs. Additionally, we encourage anyone who is interested in joining our team to explore our currently open positions at

TGH offers a wide variety of career opportunities in all aspects of patient care ranging from clinical openings and research to operations and administration. We are passionate about matching top talent with key roles in our organization, and we strive to help each qualified candidate find the perfect career with us.

Are there specific qualifications or experience requirements for different roles at TGH?

Yes. Some positions require specific skills, experience, education, licensure and/or certification, while others are entry-level opportunities that require minimal work experience. The precise qualifications for each position can be found in the respective job posting at Candidates for certain roles may be asked to complete a technical assessment if applicable.

Does TGH have any partially or fully remote positions?

Yes. Many of our team members support our patients without treating them in person. For instance, essential functions such as patient intake, medical records management, claims administration, community relations, and certain corporate positions can be performed remotely. If a position can be partially or fully remote, that information is noted in the respective job posting at

At TGH, we believe there are many benefits to working from home, which is strongly linked to job satisfaction and general happiness. Remote work provides our team members with more independence and flexibility, which can lead to a better work-life balance. It can also eliminate the time, stress and expense of a daily commute and improve both physical and mental health. Finally, when geography is eliminated from the equation, TGH gains access to a broader pool of talent and can hire the best candidate for each job.

Does TGH have short-term internal contracts for registered nurses (RNs)?

Yes. We offer 12-week contract RN positions with a 36-hour per week schedule, a flat hourly rate, shift differentials and eligibility for benefits, such as health insurance and a 403(b) retirement savings plan. As new opportunities arise and seasonal contracts become available, we will post the openings at

Also known as travel or per diem nursing, contract nursing offers several key advantages for RN's, including:

  • Flexibility - Contract RNs can choose when and where they want to work. This flexibility can be ideal for a nurse who prefers a varied work schedule, wants to explore different healthcare settings or needs temporary employment.
  • Varied experience - Contract RNs are exposed to diverse clinical settings, patient populations and healthcare facilities, which can broaden their skills and enhance their resume.
  • Professional development - Contract RNs have opportunities to work with different teams and healthcare professionals. By establishing professional connections and cultivating mutually beneficial relationships, they can exchange valuable advice, information, referrals and support.
  • Enhanced well-being - By providing breaks between assignments, contract nursing can help prevent career fatigue and burnout among nurses.

Does TGH have float positions for registered nurses (RNs)?

Yes. We have multiple full-time, part-time and pool/PRN opportunities in all nursing specialties, each with a different work commitment and flat hourly rate. These opportunities can be found at

In addition to supporting our various nursing units, our float-pool nurses serve as valued collaborators who share insights across teams and help to advance the practice of nursing at the unit, divisional and organizational levels. They are also trusted advocates who champion the rights of patients while delivering compassionate care.

What if I do not live within driving distance of the hospital and cannot travel for an interview?

TGH conducts interviews in several formats, including virtually and over the telephone. If an offer is made, relocation assistance may be available for candidates in certain locations who are offered certain positions.

How to Apply

How can I find and apply for an open position at TGH?

Individuals who are interested in joining our team can explore our currently open positions and submit an online application at

What if I am interested in a position that is not currently open?

We encourage anyone who is interested in joining our team to keep an eye on our Careers page at, where we frequently post new job opportunities. Prospective employees can also register for automated job alerts. That way, they will be notified as soon as a position that matches their interests becomes available.

How do I apply for admission to TGH’s nurse residency program?

Our nurse residency program is designed to help recent nursing graduates smoothly transition into their first role as a registered nurse (RN). We also welcome and support nurses who have less than one year of hospital experience. Interested candidates can explore our nurse residency program jobs at and apply directly for the position and unit of their choice.

What information should I include in my job application?

When applying for a position at TGH, you will be asked to provide the following:

Personal Information

Please provide your current contact details, including your:

  • Full name
  • Home address
  • Mobile telephone number
  • Personal email address

Educational Background

For each school you attended, please provide:

  • The name of the school
  • This city and state where you attended
  • Your attendance start and end dates
  • Your degree and major
  • The date you earned your degree
  • Your grade point average (GPA)
  • Any honor society memberships and pertinent extracurricular activities

Employment history

For each position you have held, please provide you:

  • Employer's name
  • Employer's address
  • Supervisor's name
  • Job title and responsibilities
  • Employment start and end dates
  • reason for leaving

Also indicate whether TGH has permission to contact the employer (Y/N).

Licenses and Certifications

For each license and certification you hold, please provide the:

  • Full name and common abbreviation of the license or certification
  • Issuing organization or state
  • Date you earned the license or certification

Should I submit any documents along with my job application?

At TGH, we consider it a best practice for a job candidate to upload a detailed resume when applying for a position online.

Does TGH offer accessibility assistance during the application process?

TGH is committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and hiring the best person for each job. In keeping with that commitment, we provide accessibility assistance to ensure that our hiring process is fully accessible to all applicants.

How can I track the status of my application?

You can view the status of your application at any time by logging into our candidate portal.

How are job applications reviewed and shortlisted?

Our recruiters review job applications on the same day they are received. After identifying a qualified candidate, the recruiter will forward the candidate’s application to the appropriate hiring leader. The hiring leader will then contact the candidate to schedule an initial behavioral and competency-based interview.

The Interview Process

How many rounds of interviews are typically conducted at TGH?

Usually, one or two. Qualified candidates are scheduled for an initial behavioral and competency-based interview with the appropriate hiring leader. This interview may be conducted over the telephone, virtually or in person. If the hiring leader is interested in the candidate, they may schedule a follow-up department panel interview to allow their team members to meet and get to know the candidate.

How does TGH interview candidates who do not live within driving distance of the hospital?

TGH conducts interviews in several formats, including virtually and over the telephone. If an offer is made, relocation assistance may be available for candidates in certain locations who are offered certain positions.

What key qualities do interviewers look for in candidates? Are job applicants required to complete any specific assessments or tests before or during the interview process?

Some positions at TGH require specific skills, experience, education, licensure and/or certification, while others are entry-level opportunities that require minimal work experience. The precise qualifications for each position are included in the respective job posting at Candidates for certain roles may be asked to complete a technical assessment if applicable.

The Hiring Process

How does TGH make hiring decisions?

TGH carefully selects candidates generally based on years of experience and their qualifications for the role as outlined in the respective job description at

Are job candidates required to provide references?

The hiring leader may ask a job applicant to furnish references before making a final hiring decision. If so, for each reference, the applicant should provide:

  • The reference's name
  • The reference's current employer and job title
  • The reference's business address
  • The reference's business telephone number
  • The reference's business email address
  • The reference's preferred form of contact
  • A brief description of their relationship with the reference (e.g., former employer, colleague or client)
  • The length of their relationship with the reference

Does TGH have any specific eligibility requirements for prospective employees across the board?

After TGH extends a conditional job offer to an applicant, the applicant must successfully complete:

  • A drug screening
  • A background check
  • An employment eligibility verification (proof of authorization to legally work in the United States)

What is the timeline from application submission to answer?

The timeline can vary depending on the nature of the role and the necessary qualifications. In some cases, all interviews take place on the same day; in others, the interviews are scheduled over several days. When all interviews are complete, the hiring leader will notify the talent acquisition consultant of the outcome, and the talent acquisition consultant will reach out to the applicant.

In general, TGH prioritizes offers of employment, and we aim to provide each applicant with an answer within approximately two weeks.

The Onboarding Process

What is TGH’s onboarding process for new employees?

Our onboarding process is partially remote, allowing new hires to complete all documents virtually and conduct their occupational health appointment in person.

Does TGH have an orientation program for new hires?

Each new hire is greeted by their leader on their first day of employment at TGH. To provide a warm welcome and familiarize our new employees with our organization, we offer a full-day New Team Member Orientation program. The core concepts of this program include:

  • An overview of TGH
  • Our shared purpose, vision statement and core values
  • Our operating model
  • Our commitment to ensuring a safe environment for our patients, visitors, employees and affiliates
  • Panel Discussions with our Senior Executive Team
  • AKTiVe Training led by our President and CEO John Couris
  • Q&A

Our internal teams continue to support each new hire as they acclimate to our overall organization as well as their specific department.

Does TGH offer training for new hires?

To help each new team member garner the skills and proficiencies they need to achieve their career aspirations, we provide a tailored training schedule based on their specific role at TGH.

How does TGH assist and support new hires?

TGH solicits candid feedback from each new hire after they complete 30 days in their new role, and again after 90 days. This vital information helps us understand what is going well with our hiring process, where we can make impactful improvements and how we can better support our new team members. Additionally, to help each new hire assimilate into their department, we offer a mentorship program.

Benefits and Perks

What benefits and perks does TGH offer its employees?

As part of our commitment to developing and sustaining a world-class team, TGH continually evaluates compensation, benefits and total rewards. Our goal is to foster a culture of safety and team member engagement while providing competitive rates and benefits and investing in our team members. We strive to provide valuable, high-quality total rewards to our team members, such as:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Wellness programs
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Accrued time off (ATO)
  • Tuition programs
  • Onsite daycare
  • Lactation rooms

Our comprehensive benefits vary among the different entities of the TGH Health System. Individuals who are interested in joining our team can explore the total rewards for a specific position at

Are there opportunities for career advancement and professional development at TGH?

TGH is recognized by Newsweek, Forbes, Glassdoor and other national organizations as a top employer of choice, and one area in which we consistently excel is our commitment to growing and developing our team members. Through a groundbreaking collaboration with USF Muma College of Business, we directly impact the professional growth of every one of our employees.

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