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Surgical Technologist - General Surgery - West Hospital at Mercy Health

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health!

This is what we were meant to do - Together!

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

Facilitates the operative or other invasive procedure by preparing and providing the required sterile instruments, supplies and equipment.  Maintains the sterile field and anticipates and responds to the needs of the surgical team.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Essential Job Functions

  • Functions as the scrub person during operative and other invasive procedures by:  assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure.  Preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instrument for the procedure.  Performing surgical counts with the circulating RN according to policy.  Assisting with placement of sterile drapes.  Provides instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure. Maintains an organized sterile field and ensures the sterility of the field by taking corrective action as needed.  Maintains aseptic technique.  Retrieves and collects specimens and labels those specimens appropriately and correctly. 

  • Provides complete case preparation and has knowledge of special instruments, supplies, and equipment needs to the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.  Demonstrates knowledge of patients’ rights and responsibilities according to the patients age and understanding.  Demonstrates understanding of patients Advance Directives.

  • Cleans and prepares instruments for processing and transport them to the decontamination area. Holding room.  Assists with post procedure cleaning of the operative or invasive procedure room and preparation of room subsequent patients. 

  • Displays and promotes teamwork.  Demonstrates flexibility regarding unit/area staffing and scheduling needs.  Maintains personal grooming and attire consistent with policy.  Pursues professional development and personal development.  Participates in ongoing educational and competency verification activities. 

  • Promotes cost containment efforts and performance improvement initiatives.  Participates in financial accountability by utilizing resources in a cost conscious manner.  Participates in all patient safety care measures. 

Employment Qualifications

Education Qualifications - List the minimum education, training, and experience required to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Required Minimum Education:

2 Year/ Associates Degree


KY: Graduate of an accredited surgical technology training program or equivalent experience

Preferred Education:

2 Year/ Associates Degree


Ohio: Graduate of an accredited surgical technology training program or equivalent experience

Licensing/ Certification - If registration, certification or licensure is required, include the name of the accrediting or licensing body.

Licensure/Certification Required:

BLS (Toledo does not have the BLS requirement)

Licensure/Certification Preferred:

Certified Surgical Tech (CST)

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Years and Type of Experience:

One year perioperative experience preferred. 

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word,)

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

CST certification required within a year of employment (Lorain)

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Great health, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And a lot more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Days (United States of America)


General Surgery

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, which is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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