Mercy Health

  • Operating Room Fellowship

    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Days, Evenings, Holidays, Nights, Weekends
    US-MO-Saint Louis
  • Overview



    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    On Call shifts are required for this position. These on call shifts require a 30 minute response time. Please see additional information about this FELLOWSHIP opportunity below!


    What we offer…

    • Shift Differential Incentive Pay.
    • BSN Differential Pay for those applicants who have completed a BSN program.
    • RN to BSN Bridging Program to assist in the pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree.
    • Up to $2,000 annually for Tuition Reimbursement.
    • RN Loan Forgiveness Program to aide in paying off your student loan debt!
      • Up to $5,000 per year over a period of 4 ½ years ($20,000 cap)!
      • (Must graduate within the past 12-months of beginning employment with Mercy to qualify)
    • Career Ladder Program – Eligible after one year of service, RNs can opt into the Career Ladder Program.  The Career Ladder for Professional Mercy Nurses is a program developed for RNs to be recognized for their role in providing clinical excellence, dedication to patient/family/co-worker satisfaction and recognizing their commitment to the profession of nursing at Mercy and the surrounding community.  You can receive up to $5000 for this recognition.
    • Great competitive Benefits. Please click here to review.

    Why join Mercy’s Operating Room Department?

    The Operating Room is an exciting place to work for select nurses and surgical technologists.  Our OR at Mercy consists of 28 rooms, performing operations across a variety of service lines including robotics.  These include:  general surgery, plastic surgery, burn revision and grafting; orthopedics, neurosurgery, pediatric urology and general surgery, ENT, eye, dental, pain management and oral maxilla facial surgery; urology and gynecology.  In addition, with our 24 hour staffing model, we provide surgical access to patients of our level 1 trauma center and level 1 ACS verified burn center.  Elective surgeries are scheduled Monday thru Friday with an additional small elective schedule on Saturdays, providing our patients the best of service.  Our surgical team consists of surgeons, residents, first assistants and physician assistants, surgical technologists and nurses.   


    ATTN New Graduates: You must have graduated from your nursing program before the fellowship date in order to be considered for this fellowship opportunity.


    Our next OR Fellowships are scheduled for:

    • April 22nd

      This is a fellowship position and new graduates or experienced RNs without OR experience are welcome to apply. The fellowship training will last 3 months. Our OR fellowship program will require a 3 year commitment to Mercy Hospital systems. 


    Our fellowship program includes didactic training and hands-on training in service lines in which you will learn to scrub and circulate in the Operating Room. 


    After fellowship training is complete, you will be required to participate in rotating shifts (Days/Nights) as needed per department needs.  (Schedule could be 4 weeks of days then 4 weeks of nights.)  After one year out of the fellowship you are eligible to transfer to straight days. 


    We offer a flexible schedule of 8-hour, 10-hour, or 12-hour shifts during training and after completion of the fellowship; you are required one Saturday and/or Sunday shifts every other four-week schedule once you complete training. You will work one major, one minor Holiday each year. 


    Position Qualifications:

    • We require a nursing degree from an accredited school.
    • Prefer at least one year RN experience but we are open to new graduates. 
    • Must have a current Basic Life Support certification by the American Heart Association.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • BSN preferred.
    • Proven leadership skills preferred.
    • Certifications: CNOR preferred. 


    When applying please keep in mind…

    You will be required to complete an Online Assessment which consists of 100 questions. You are only able to take the online assessment once so please give yourself plenty of time. The application process can take up to 1-hour from start to finish. Once you have completed the initial application process applying for positions in the future will only require submission to each additional position.


    You should receive a response from a member of our Talent Selection team within 1- week to discuss upcoming opportunities that are available in your top areas of interest.


    Please contact Amanda Austin at or 314-364-4116 if you have any questions regarding this position! 


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Getting respect doesn’t come easy in healthcare.  Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.



    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care-that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.




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