Mercy Surgical Technologist* in Springfield, Missouri


We’re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Incentive Bonus Available


Assists in the provision of direct patient care, under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse throughout the patient’s surgical procedure.

Adequately prepares for and anticipates needs of cases by ensuring needed equipment/supplies are available in OR room.

Verifies operative procedure with all room staff during pre-operative “time-out”.

Creates and maintains a sterile field.

Properly and safely passes instruments onto and within the sterile field.

Effectively performs sponge, sharps, and instrument counts.

Demonstrates technical skills necessary to function as a Surgical Technologist. Assumes responsibility for continuing growth and development related to their patient care duties.

Recognizes safety needs of patients and co-workers in the OR and responds accordingly. Promotes an environment supportive of cost-effective quality patient care.

Recognizes life threatening/emergency situation and responds quickly. Demonstrates behavior that supports and maintains established policies and procedures.

Demonstrates effective, concise and appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication. Demonstrates techniques for providing a personalized, open and caring atmosphere.

Follows department guidelines for picking cases and filling orders as needed.

Responds to the department needs related to equipment and supplies.

Coordinates special supply needs with the specialty supervisors as needed.

Effectively performs tasks related to.

Demonstrates consistent, appropriate work habits and demeanor which contribute to the effective functioning of the department and institution.

Observes universal precautions consistently and wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate.

Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to

maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.

Preceptor/Resource Person:

18.1 Is a good clinical role model for new Surgical Technologists

18.2 Seeks out learning opportunities.

18.3 Provides an environment that is conducive to learning.

18.4 Assists the orientee to perform new procedures and makes appropriate clinical judgments.

18.5 Is available to answer questions.

18.6 Makes the orientee feel “part of the team”.

18.7 Handles new employee problems appropriately and effectively.

18.8 Evaluates the progress of the new orientee.

18.9 Completes necessary documentation for the orientation process.

Meets Health System attendance standards.

Performs additional duties as assigned.


Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

  • Education: Successful completion of a recognized Surgical Technologist course and/or possesses a significant amount of Surgical Technologist experience in a hospital setting.

  • Experience: Significant amount of Surgical Technologist experience in a hospital setting.

  • Certifications: Must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card or complete a course within their probation period.

  • Other: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: May be required to work differing schedules, shifts, days of the week, or work frequency of the week, or work frequency according to patient requirements. Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Requirements: Stand and walk most of the time on duty. Lift/ push patients on stretchers. Lift/Push equipment and instrument sets. Must have good working knowledge of surgical procedures, instruments, sets, and equipment. Work with contaminated instruments and equipment. Requires strict adherence to Universal Precautions. Must be able to work in fast-paced environment with occasional high-stress situations. Will be required to work “on call” shifts. Equipment Used: as above.

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Requisition ID 2016-734009

Category Support Services

Position Type Full Time

Shift(s) To Be Determined

Department Operating Room Complex

Location US - MO - Springfield