Surgical Techician-Mother/Baby-Methodist

Unitypoint Health Des Moines , IA 50301

Posted 2 months ago


Under the supervision of a licensed perioperative team member, provides patient care in the operative setting. Provides technical services and support for patients undergoing surgical procedures, including scrubbing and circulating roles. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, improved patient care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and their families.


  • Assists in maintaining a clean, orderly and safe environment

  • Assists in room turnovers.

  • Performs routine cleaning on equipment

  • Prepares the operating room for the arrival of surgical patients, assembles equipment, supplies, and instruments for surgical procedures according to preference cards and type of procedure.

  • Assists the circulating nurse with patient care activities including transporting patient, surgical scrub prep, positioning, application of cautery ground pad, and tourniquet cuff. Performs urinary bladder catheterizations under the supervision of the circulating nurse.

  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity, safety and efficiency of the sterile field. Uses aseptic technique to arrange instruments and supplies. Performs instrument, sponge, and sharp counts.

  • Demonstrates correct technique in handling of instruments, sutures, specimens, and medications


Minimum Requirements

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Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Successful completion of a surgical tech program from an accredited college.


Previous surgical tech experience


Scrub Tech certification within one year of hire.

Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.


Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

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Surgical Techician-Mother/Baby-Methodist

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