Surgical Technologist – Surgery

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is a trusted provider of high quality, local health care. At Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, we strive to be a premier employer, known for our strong commitment to high employee satisfaction scores while offering competitive salary and benefit packages. Monroe County Hospital & Clinics employs 190 team members and is proud to be called a Top 150 Workplace by the Des Moines Register five years in a row. In 2020,  Monroe County Hospital & Clinics was ranked the #1 Top workplace in the mid-size category!

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is seeking a full-time Surgical Technologist to join our Surgical team.

Primary duties for this position include:

  • Decontaminates, assembles, wraps, and sterilizes instruments and instrument trays.
  • Monitors biological and chemical wash solutions to ensure quality and consistently for decontamination and high-level disinfection of instruments and medical equipment.
  • Sorts mismatched sets of instruments, trays, and medical equipment ensuring they are available to sterile processing customers in a timely manner.
  • Restocks, labels, and helps maintain inventory of the anesthesia cart, crash cart, and facility medical equipment.
  • Utilizes the two-bin system for reordering supplies, collecting and distributing instruments and instrument trays to various departments in the hospital.
  • Performs environmental duties, including cleaning with approved disinfectant, setting up the operating room and endoscopy suite for procedures, and cleaning the sterile processing and equipment storage areas.
  • Maintains good record keeping for sterilizers, high level disinfectants, and biological tests.
  • Collects, transports, decontaminates, packages, and sterilizes instruments for other departments following policy and procedure guidelines.
  • Assures that all instruments and equipment are cleaned, sterilized and ready for surgery.
  • Sets up the surgery suite.  Assures that supplies are available as needed.
  • Assists with various surgical procedures, under the direction of the surgeon, assisting physician, and OR Nurse.
  • Accounts for all needles, sponges, and instruments used in the procedure.
  • Assures correct sorting and checking of surgical linen supply.
  • Assembles instrument and procedure packs and trays and maintains an adequate supply or each.
  • Ability to function in central sterile to sterilize items according to policy concerning manufacturer and sterilizer recommendations.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ongoing compliance with MCHC educational and training requirements.
  • Adheres to the MCHC mission, vision, values, and Standards of Behavior.
  • Maintains patient and hospital confidentiality.
  • Promotes and maintains positive relationships with patients, visitors, coworkers, and providers.
  • Actively participates in department huddles, in-services, meetings, and educational opportunities.
  • Follows all departmental policies and procedures and adheres to departmental budget.
Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduate of an accredited Operating Room Technology program or equivalent technical surgical scrub training.
  • Current and unrestricted nurse aid certification.
  • Basic life support (BLS) and mandatory reporting certified or within 90 days of hire.
  • Overall attention to detail, organizational ability, and ability to prioritize.
  • The ability to work in teams and communicate accurately and clearly.
  • Computer experience using Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Proficient in English in order to communicate with patients, families, and other caregivers.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Surgical setting experience.
  • Scrub experience.
  • Previous experience in a hospital or clinical setting.

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics offers an excellent benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Accounts
  • Guardian Voluntary Insurance Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous PTO Package

Pre-employment drug screening and DCI checks required. E.O.E

Job Schedule

Full-time: Days, 36 hours per week with one night of on-call per week and no weekends.


Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, 6580 165th St Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-1756 | Fax: (641) 932-1671 | Web: