Mercy Health

  • Surgical Procedure Assistant

    Requisition ID
    Other Allied Health
    Position Type
    Pre Procedure And Phase II
  • 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.  


    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

    Provides any of the following services: unit secretary, surgical services assistant and Anesthesia Technician. Training will be provided for multiple skills as indicated. Provides direct patient care to all age groups under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse consistent with the established guidelines of practice, the Goals of Mercy, the Philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy, the Code of Professional and Business Ethics and the Coworker Code of Conduct. Performs related duties as assigned such as Operating Room turnover, patient positioning, assistant with Operating Room patient prep, shave preps preoperatively, specimen transport, patient transport, instrument and equipment decontamination, assistant with intraoperative sterilization processes, Anesthesia set-up and turnover, arterial line set-up, fluid warmer set-up, cleaning glide scope and intubation bronchoscopes, refilling of vaporizers, picking up and returning drug kits from the Anesthesia carts, stocking of supplies in the Operating Rooms and Anesthesia Carts, cross departmental responsibilities as indicated and any other duties as assigned. Individuals must be flexible and motivated. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.






    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 Diploma or GED
    • Experience: None.
    • Certifications: BLS Certification and unit education acquired by completion of probationary period.
    • Other: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: May be required to work differing schedules, shifts, days of the week, holidays, or work frequency according to patient requirements and service areas. May be required to work “on call”.Must be able to walk long distances and lift heavy items at times. Working Conditions, Mental and Physician Requirements: Usually work in a clean, air-conditioned area. Stand and work, lift and push patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs most of time on duty. Requires strict adherence to universal precautions. Physical demands are attached plus push, pull, and grip up to 50 lbs., pinch up to 15 lbs., kneel, crouch, and crawl minimally. Equipment Used: Various O.R. equipment.


    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, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


    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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