UnityPoint Health

Surgical Technologist II-Certified-Operating Room

Requisition ID
Surgical Services - Non-Nursing
55 UnityPoint Way
2560 Marshalltown
Operating Room
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Full-time; Days/ Varied; On call every 4th weekend and call 1-2 nights per week
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


UnityPoint Health- Marshalltown

Full-time; Days/ Varied; On call every 4th weekend and call 1-2 nights per week

Sign-On Bonus: $7,500 paid over 2 years

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.   The surgical technologist 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.   The Surgical Technologist is proficient in the role of first or second scrub person, or assistant circulator during procedures within one specialty area.


Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you 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 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)
  • Assisting in circulating duties, will obtain 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.Has 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.


  • Requires high school diploma or GED and 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. Multicultural sensitivity. Customer/patient focused.  Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.



  • Associate Degree or higher encouraged


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