Surgical Technician - Main OR

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
General Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center



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.


  • Administers patient care duties under the direction of the registered nurse (i.e., transporting patients, answering lights, assisting with activities).
  • Assists the physician during a cesarean section or other surgical procedure that may occur in the Birthing Center by draping patient, passing instruments, tying suture, and the other activities involved with a surgical scrub.
  • Assists the physician during a vaginal delivery by setting up tables, draping, passing instruments, etc.
  • Assists the RN with clean up of the patient and room following any procedure.
  • Checks the crash cart, epidural care, and defibrillator daily.
  • Restocks supplies as needed on each shift.
  • Reports observations to licensed personnel.
  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set up, maintenance and use (cautery, maternal and fetal monitors, defibrillators, etc.)
  • Orders and maintains patient care supplies, equipment and environment.
  • Assists with clerical duties (i.e., answering phones, ordering supplies via CRT).
  • Effectively assumes job responsibilities of ancillary support during absence.



  • High School or Diploma or GED, required and 18 years of age.
  • Completion of recognized course in operating room or 5 years of surgical tech experience.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
  • BLS certified by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).


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