Surgical Technologist-Main Operating Room

  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Aug 10, 2021
Full Time Technologist

Job Description

Position Summary/Position Responsibilities:

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics department of Perioperative Services is seeking a Surgical Technologist to assists with surgical procedures; provision of therapeutic, preventive and emergency patient care duties; and preparation, operation and maintenance of routine and complex equipment, instruments and supplies. All duties are done under the direction of a registered professional nurse.


Specialties in the Main Operating Room include:

  • Team 1:  Cardiothoracic, Peripheral Vascular, and Transplant (Heart and Lung)
  • Team 2:  Neurosurgery
  • Team 3:  Orthopedics
  • Team 4:  Urology, Gynecology, Transplant (Kidney, Pancreas, and Liver)
  • Team 5:  Otolaryngology, Oral Surgery, Ophthalmology
  • Team 6:  Plastics, General Surgery-Pediatric & Adult


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®



Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: Rotating 8,10, and 12 hour shifts with occasional weekends, additional on-call shifts, and holiday rotation. Orientation following the first week of employment will be Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. 

Location: John Colloton Pavillion (JCP)

Rotations: Rotating shifts with occasional scheduled weekends, holiday rotation, and additional on-call shifts

Salary: $42,616.08 per year

Merit Pay Plan:


Available positions include:

Team 1:  Cardiothoracic, Peripheral Vascular, and Transplant (Heart and Lung) - 3 Position - 100%

Team 2 (Neurosurgery)- 1 Position- 100%

Team 4 (Gynecology/Urology/Transplant)- 1 Position- 100%

Team 6 (General Surgery/Plastics/Burn)- 1 Position- 100%


REFERENCES:  Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.


Please attach an updated resume/CV as part of the application process. Please indicate in your cover letter which OR team(s) you are interested in.   Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. 

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Benefits Highlights:

·         Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

·         Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

·         For more information about Why Iowa?, click here


Required Qualifications:

  • Satisfactory completion of a vocational or military course in surgical technology, or certification as a surgical technologist.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidates will have direct patient care experience in an operating room. Experience working in a health care environment. Able to scrub surgical procedures. Strong written communication skills.