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Trinity Health Surgical Tech - West Des Moines Surgery in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time




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.


· 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 Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

· Proof of completion of Adult and Child Mandatory Reporter abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

· Ability to read, write and speak English language.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

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.

EOE including disability/veteran