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Surgical Technician- Flex Team

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Delivers intraoperative care to the surgical patient, primarily in the scrub role.  Serves the patients from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.  Job duties may vary by shift or may be unit-specific as this position floats to cover all areas of Perioperative Services. 




  • Scrubs surgical cases in own specialty independently and in other areas with minimal direction.
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and functioning and seeks appropriate resource when necessary.
  • Assists in the circulating role under the direct supervision of R.N.
  • Prepares for surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient, surgeon, anesthesia and other O.R. team members.
  • Provides a safe environment for patient and staff by adhering to standards of aseptic technique and department/hospital policy.
  • Communicates effectively with patient, staff and physicians.



  • Participates in orientation of new personnel.
  • Assists in maintenance of physician preference cards.
  • Participates in departmental Performance Improvement activities.
  • Attends department meetings and inservices.



  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Completion of accredited Surgical Technology program.
  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served with three (3) months of hire.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , Surgical Technician- Flex Team, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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