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CommonSpirit Health Surgical Technician II - Cardiothoracic/Peripheral Vascular in DES MOINES, Iowa


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.



Delivers intraoperative care to the surgical patient, primarily in the scrub role. Serves the patients from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.


  • Scrubs surgical cases in own specialty independently and in other areas with minimal direction.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and functioning and seeks appropriate resource when necessary.

  • Assists in the circulating role under the direct supervision of R.N.

  • Prepares for surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient, surgeon, anesthesia and other O.R. team members.

  • Provides a safe environment for patient and staff by adhering to standards of aseptic technique and department/hospital policy.

  • Communicates effectively with patient, staff and physicians.

  • Actively participate in providing 1 in-services per year at unit or service level. In-services are approved by Manager prior to presentation.

  • Complete 40 hours of continuing education every 4 years.

  • Formal Preceptor for students and new employees. Complete preceptor orientation paperwork within established time frames.

  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth through participation in educational programs and membership in a professional organization.

  • Acts as resource person in such areas as policies and procedures, regulatory requirements (Joint Commission, OSHA) and suggests updates to policies and procedures as needed.

  • Serves as a clinical resource for clinical questions about surgical procedures, instrumentation and equipment.


  • Participates in orientation of new personnel.

  • Assists in maintenance of physician preference cards.

  • Participates in departmental Performance Improvement activities.

  • Attends department meetings and inservices.



  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Completion of accredited Surgical Technology program or Certification from National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, or enrollment in a certified Nursing Program to become an RN or 15+ years of experience.

  • 2 years of experience required.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served with three (3) months of hire.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

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Requisition ID 2021-156795

Employment Type Full Time

Department Surgery

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours 6:15am-4:45pm monday - friday

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action 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.