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Surgical Technician I

Surgical Technician I

Requisition ID 
Position Type 
Full Time
Days, Holidays, Weekends
Labor And Birth
US-AR-Fort Smith

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We’re a Little Different


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


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


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. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The surgical technologist performs functions in the preoperative, intra-operative, and postoperative phase of the patient’s surgical experience. The “Surgical Technologist” is an integral part of the team and functions inside as well as outside of the sterile field. The surgical technologist assists in monitoring and managing the room environment to ensure that it is safe for the patient and staff. The goal is to promote a positive patient outcome.  Duties outside of the sterile field are delegated by the circulating nurse and may vary. Responsibilities within the sterile field are dependent on the technician’s role of first or second scrub. The scrub tech provides emotional and psychological support to the patient. The surgical technologist performs under the supervision of the surgeon and circulator. The surgical technologist is responsible for safeguarding the patient by being aware of potential safety hazards throughout the procedure. He/she is an example to other team members and adheres/helps to monitor safety, infection control practices, and efficiency in accordance with departmental and Mercy Hospital safety and infection control policies and procedures and national standards safety to maintain a safe environment for patients and co-workers.


Under the direction of the Licensed Nurse, performs tasks and activities related to patient care to an assigned group of patients. Provide care for patients in accordance with age specific needs; provide care in accordance with any identifiable cultural diversity needs (such as religions, lifestyles, beliefs, physical capabilities, and cultures)



Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


  • Education: High School graduate/GED and Graduate of a surgical technology program

  • Experience: Working knowledge and competency in basic procedures as defined as: General procedures, GYN, EENT, Urology, Orthopedic procedures, Plastic procedures, Basic Cardiovascular procedure and Basic Neurological procedures. Certifications: CPR

  • Preferred Experience: Clinical experience of at least one year in a hospital with OR experience


We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. 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, along with exceptional quality care. 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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