Surgical Technologist

Published on Thu, 10/11/2018

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's
Sioux City
Shift: 7am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday

To assist the physician in the medical office practice and to perform technical skills in the Operating Room, under the direction and supervision of the physician.

Professional Growth:

  • Assumes responsibility for continued growth in areas of competencies, lifelong learning and involvement in unit and hospital quality of care projects. Specialty certifications and continuing education are strongly encouraged.
  • Supports use of Evidenced Based Practice and incorporates best practices into daily care routine.
  • Participates in mandatory education and unit meetings per established guidelines.
  • Compiles with all safety goals, infection prevention and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Completes annual mandatory education.


  • Communicates utilizing the FOCUS Values in all aspects of care and interactions with others.
  • Effectively communicates with all team members, physicians, ancillary staff and all customers. Verbal communication is clear and concise, and written communication is legible and done using approved abbreviations.


  • Practice indicates compliance with HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and all other regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible in meeting needs of the unit as a team member.

Other Functions:

  • Unit specific additional functions will be addressed in the competency checklist specific to the assigned unit. Additional certifications and requirements are unit based.

Operating Room Functions:

  • Demonstrates an ability to perform all duties required of a Surgical Technician in accordance with established procedures as required.
  • Directs and assists in carrying-out safe aseptic techniques and procedures as outlined in the Operating Room Policy & Procedure manuals; observes & reports contamination &/or breaks in aseptic techniques.
  • Directs & assists in the maintenance & handling of special instruments & equipment.
  • Always maintains responsibility for ensuring safe patient care.
  • Utilizes patient care & unit supplies in a manner that is both patient care & cost effective.


Minimum Education:

  • Successful completion of an approved training program for Operating Room Technicians

Minimum Work Experience:

  • Preferred Experience: Prior hospital and/or office experience desirable.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certification is encouraged

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Must be BCLS certified
Employer Name
UnityPoint Health