At MercyOne Siouxland, we own our actions to achieve our larger goals. We invest in great people and ask that you make each experience your responsibility.
What we offer:
We care about your wellbeing, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:
Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision
Paid time off
Long- and short-term leave
Life insurance coverage
About the job:
Under direct supervision, provides care to patients of all ages during surgical intervention. Practices directly under the supervision and direction of the surgeon, registered nurse circulator, or physician assistant during the intra-operative phase of patient care. Is responsible for preparing the operating room for the surgical procedure including the instruments, equipment, and supplies. Maintains the sterile field during the surgical procedure. Maintains competency as described in Brenner's Novice to Expert in the frequently performed cases for the following specialties: General, Gynecology, Urology (open and closed), Robotics, Podiatry, Plastics, and Non CVS Vascular and Thoracic. The CST may also help serve in other roles on the surgical team and is expected to second or third or fourth scrub all surgical specialties.
What you will do:
Assumes the responsibility of maintenance of the OR department in a patient ready state, including cleaning and stocking of supplies/equipment.
Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique relative to operative procedures.
Applies principles of asepsis and infection control.
Assists with position, prepping, and draping of the patient.
Assists with exposure through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning, and sponging.
Assists with handling tissue as directed and supervised by the surgeon during the operative procedure
Applies surgical dressings and stack drain reservoirs.
Promotes and maintains a safe and calm environment for patients by ensuring appropriate supplies and equipment are readily available.
Maintains the skill level requirement and functions as evidenced by competent performance in surgical cases and on call for General, Urology, Robotics, Gynecology and non cardiac CVS and Thoracic with completion of the skills checklist.
Exhibits professional behavior to peers which is demonstrated by maintaining and/or increasing skills needed for personal development, providing a cohesive team environment, and proactive in problem solving.
Teaches and complies with all policies and procedures.
Assists with returning patients to their room upon completion of their procedure using an appropriate transporting device, upon request.
Maintains cleanliness of assigned department including treatment areas and equipment.
Responds to numerous telephone, intercom, visitor or staff inquiries and relays accurate messages to appropriate person in a timely manner exercising good judgment.
Receives and records telephone reports from other departments, and utilizing good judgment, relays information to nurse in charge or other appropriate personnel.
Assists with orientation of new employees. Participates in peer review as requested, upon completion of orientee's training.
Initiates appropriate response and demonstrates proper judgment in critical situations.
Provides effective and appropriate communication with physicians to obtain efficient, cost effective quality care. Demonstrates ability to anticipate surgeon's needs intra-operatively.
Sets up and maintains back table and mayo with appropriate instrumentation before and during the surgical procedure.
Takes a proactive role in cost containment by inventory control on all supplies.
What we are looking for:
Completion of a course in OR technology required.
Must already have and maintain or obtain within one year of employment as a surgical technologist, surgical technologist certification.
Maintains Basic Cardiac Life Support certification unless a doctor's release is provided in which case yearly proficiency must be demonstrated through oral and written testing.
Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team.
Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change.
Why MercyOne Siouxland?
MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is a 238-bed regional center that provides residents in a 33-county tri-state region an entire continuum of preventive, primary, acute and tertiary healthcare services. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is home to the only Level II trauma center in western Iowa - one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons - and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service.
About MercyOne and Trinity Health
We are MercyOne: a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping you and your community live your best life.
More than 20,000 colleagues strong, our care providers and staff make your health and happiness their highest priority, so you can get well-and stay well. With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.
MercyOne Siouxland is a proud member of Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare delivery systems, our network spans 22 states, 94 hospitals and 133,000 colleagues nationwide.
The MercyOne Mission Defines Us:
MercyOne serves with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.
Our timeless values guide us:
Commitment to the Poor
MercyOne Cultural Beliefs Direct Us:
Be ONE: I benefit from and strengthen MercyOne.
Personalize Care: Your experience. My responsibility.
Own It!: I own my actions to deliver our key results.
Improve Daily: I make improvements every day for those we serve including each other.
Innovate: I imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health.
MercyOne Siouxland and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.