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UnityPoint Health Surgical Technologist II-Certified-Operating Room in Marshalltown, Iowa

Full-time; 8 hour shifts, Variable starting time 6 am-10 am. Call requirement of 1 day per week and 1 weekend per month. 30 minute response time

The Surgical Technologist II functions as a member of the surgical team to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic procedures. The Surg Tech collaborates with the team to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that instrumentation functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The Surgical Technologist is proficient in the role of first or second scrub person, or assistant circulator during procedures within one specialty area.

  • Handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure in their assigned specialty area. Has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon.

  • Participates in collaborative review of pertinent patient information for accuracy of procedure and associated factors influencing preparedness for procedure. (i.e. H&P, Consents, Radiographic reports)

  • Assisting in circulating duties, will obtain additional instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary while the surgical procedure is in progress. Monitors conditions in the operating room and constantly assesses the needs of the patient and surgical team.

  • In the second assisting role, carries out technical tasks other than cutting, clamping, and suturing of tissue. This role is distinct from that of the first assistant and may, in some circumstances, be performed at the same time as the scrub role.

  • Strives to enhance personal technical and clinical competence in all job related duties.

  • Assists with orientation of new departmental personnel. Participates in the clinical instruction of students as assigned in the operating room.Has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile fi

  • Demonstrates an awareness of patient and personal safety. Demonstrates knowledge of Standard and Transmission Based Precautions. Observes and promptly reports any unusual occurrences.

  • Organizes, cleans, and maintains unit work areas, supplies, and equipment. Assists with inventory control by reporting needs.

  • Assists in room turnover by cleaning furniture and equipment according to established End of Case Cleaning guidelines.

  • Requires high school diploma or GED and graduation from a nationally accredited surgical technology program.

  • Internal applicants, in good standing, with 3 or more year of recent operating room experience, who are eligible for certification, will be considered in place of education requirement for completion of surgical technology program.

  • Certified through a national certifying body. Must maintain active certification throughout employment.

  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity. Customer/patient focused. Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.


  • Associate Degree or higher encouraged.

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Requisition ID: 2020-80996

Street: 3 S 4th Ave

Name: 2560 Marshalltown

Name: Operating Room

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Full-time; 8 hour shifts, Variable starting time 6 am-10 am. Call requirement of 1 day per week and 1 weekend per month. 30 minute response time.

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

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