Mercy Health

  • Surgical Technologist-Full Time

    Requisition ID
    Other Allied Health
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Days, To Be Determined
    Operating Room Routine
  • Overview

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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.  Surgery, OR, Operating Room


    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



    Performs the primary function of a Surgical Technologist in the Operating Room. Maintains accountability for the provision of surgical instruments to the surgical team. Coordinates the care of the surgical patient with other team members. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality.


    Principle Responsibilities:

    1. Follows confidentially and adheres to all policies and procedures.

    • Adheres to OR Service Standards.
    • Knowledge of appropriateness and effectiveness of established standards, policies and procedures.
    • Ensure Universal Precautions and infection control guidelines are followed at all times.
    • Create a positive environment for communications.
    • Coordinates Workflow by communicating to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
    • Prepare for assigned cases and needs that may arise.
    • Check preference lists according to procedure and specific doctor’s preferences.
    • Organize cases for the day to enhance room turnover and recognized supply and equipment conflicts.
    • Anticipates and prepares equipment, instruments, and supplies for efficient utilization.
    • Notifies appropriate personnel for equipment/supply needs.
    • Open sterile supplies for procedure according to specific doctor’s preference list.
    • Demonstrates sterile technique and aseptic practices.
    • Assist surgeon during surgery in a knowledgeable, efficient and courteous manner.
    • Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change
    • Performs activities that demonstrate proper time management skills and priority setting.
    • Handles stressful situations effectively.
    • Functions as a patient advocate.
    • Sound knowledge of patient positioning and associated devices.
    • Utilize constructive problem solving techniques and follow established channels for addressing issues, concerns and problems.
    • Treats mistakes by self and others as opportunities for growth, thereby creating a culture in which feedback is not only safe, but expected.
    • Makes safety practices a habit; adopts new safety initiatives as they are developed.
    • Communicates potential emergency and safety issues within the team.
    • Maintains safe patient care environment and equipment which minimizes risk, injury, and error.
    • Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change.
    • Meet needs of customers and needs for the hospital by flexing hours.
    • Assists in the orientation of new staff members.
    • Routinely attend huddles and team meetings and/or is responsible for the information.
    • Assumes responsibility for meeting educational needs including mandatory programs.
    • Determine professional development needs and develops goals and a plan to meet them.
    • Sound knowledge base in principles and techniques to scrub complex cases.


    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: Graduate of Surgical Technician Program

    Licensure: Or, LPN with license in the State of Missouri 
    Experience: Or, minimum one year experience in OR  
    Preferred Certifications: Surgical Technologist


    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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