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

Surgical Tech II - Certified

UnityPoint Health - Allen

Shift: Full-time; 8-10 hour shifts

Benefits Eligible

SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE! - $7,500 paid over 2 years

Our Operating Room is a busy 9 suite department that performs a variety of surgical cases in the following specialty areas: Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Robotics, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Urology, Podiatry, and Plastics. We offer opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth related to the perioperative arena and are very proud of our structured and robust orientation program centered around the Periop 101 program through AORN

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. 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. Proficient in the role of first or second scrub person, or assistant circulator during procedures within one specialty area.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

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  • 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)

  • Assists in circulating duties, obtains 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

  • Demonstrates 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 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

  • Multi-cultural sensitivity.

  • Customer/patient focused.

  • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions

  • Must be detail-oriented and able to prioritize tasks

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills.

  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position

  • Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive a UPH vehicle, rental, or own vehicle

  • Flexibility in accepting assignments and works well as a team member and individual

  • Ability to perform under time constraints


  • Associate Degree or higher encouraged

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook

Requisition ID: 2023-131077

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: Operating Rooms-Surgery- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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