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CommonSpirit Health Surgical Tech- Labor and Delivery in DES MOINES, Iowa



MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.



Scrubs for cesarean sections and vaginal deliveries and assists the nursing personnel in the care of obstetrical patients (adolescent/adult).


  • 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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CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Requisition ID 2020-121833

Employment Type Part Time

Department Labor And Delivery Services

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Night

Standard Hours 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM

Work Schedule 12 Hour