Work in Iowa Healthcare Jobs

Job Information

Trinity Health OR Assistant - Full Time - Days in Dubuque, Iowa

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day Shift

Description:The Operating Room Technician is a member of the MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center healthcare team and practices under the supervision of the registered professional nurse providing holistic, compassionate, individualized, and effective patient care by assisting with patient care that is consistent with the Mission of MercyOne, Vision of patient Care Services, evidence-based standards of care, and established policies and procedures.

Full Time - Day Shift - 80 hours/pay period

The Operating Room Technician is a member of the surgical team and functions under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The surgical technician has knowledge of sterile and aseptic technique, human anatomy, and surgical procedures. They provide technical assistance in activities related to assembling surgical trays, passing instruments during surgery and preparing equipment which facilitates the performance of the surgical procedure while providing a safe environment for the patient.


  • Under supervision of the Registered Nurse provides technical assistance in performance of the surgical procedure by assembling supplies and equipment, passing instruments and providing a safe environment for the patient.

  • Understands basic operative procedures and anticipates needs accordingly. Demonstrates knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

  • Follows policies and procedures pertaining to surgical procedures.

  • Respect the confidentiality of an individual or group, unless obligated to disclose under proper authorization of legal compulsion.

  • Provide age-appropriate care for surgical patients by having appropriate instruments and supplies available.

  • Maintain a safe environment of care by following safety recommendations in use of all surgical equipment and instrumentation.

  • Identifies reports and follows through with equipment repair or replacement needs by notifying manager or appropriate person.

  • Demonstrates ability to first scrub cases as directed.

  • Communicates effectively with surgeon and surgical team to assure safe patient care and proper disposition of specimens.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of asepsis and sterile technique.

  • Assists registered nurse circulator with operating room preparation.


The Operating Room Technician must be a graduate of a School of Surgical Technologist, Certification is not required but is strongly encouraged.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 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.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.