The Operating Room at Mosaic Life Care St. Joseph complete over 10,000 procedures every year from routine cosmetic procedures to general or orthopedic trauma and complex cardiovascular and neurological cases. Every year, thousands of paitents trust Mosaic Life Care surgeons and operating room staff ot compelte thier procedure safely with great results. 

We employ 250 caregivers in teh O.R. and in support roles throughout the organization. We would love to have you shadow one of many roles for a day to see if a career in teh operating room is right for you. Please browse our highlighted jobs below and schedule a shadow today.


Surgical Technologist 

A surgical technologist assists surgeons and other medical professionals in hospital operating rooms and similar environments. Chiefly, they prepare patients, rooms and equipment for pending surgical procedures. They also assist during those procedures as part of a team of operating room professionals.

During surgery, surgical technologists pass sterile surgical equipment, such as scalpels and forceps, to surgeons. They also might cut sutures, keep track of items like sponges and needles, operate lights and help dress patient's wounds.
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Education Requirements: Graduate of Surgical Technologist Program
Career Path Options: 
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • First Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
Local Surgical Technologist Programs:  North Central Missouri College
Financial assistance is available through: Mosaic Life Care


Registered Nurse

Surgical nursing is a nursing specialty requiring a distinct set of skills and knowledge through specialized education and training. The RN plans and performs all nursing care for patients who will undergo surgery and other invasive procedures.
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They provide nursing care from assessment to outcome evaluation. With this role, the Surgical RN is usually the single advocate for patient safety during operative procedures.
Education Requirements: Bachelor or Associate of Nursing Degree
Career Path Options: 
  • Certified Operating Room Nurse
  • RN First Assistant
  • Management
  • Education
  • Research
  • Nurse Practitioner
Local Surgical Technologist Programs:  Missouri Western Sate Univeristy
Financial assistance is available through: Mosaic Life Care


SURGERY SUPPORT JOBS

Anesthesia Technician

Anesthesia technicians support the anesthesia team throughout the hospital. A few of their duties include preparing the anesthesia gas machines for daily use, providing hands on support, restocking supplies after procedures, and ordering supplies.

High school diploma required.
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Prior experience in the healthcare setting is preferred but not required.

OR Scheduler

OR schedulers schedule patient procedures, coordinate operating rooms, schedules of surgeons, and assistants needed for each procedure.

High school diploma required.
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Prior experience in the healthcare setting is preferred but not required.

Sterile Processing Technician

Sterile processing technicians ensure medical instruments are properly inspected, cleaned, and sterilized for use in the operating room, and across a hospital.
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High school diploma required.

Prior experience in the healthcare setting is preferred but not required.

Surgical Attendant

Surgical attendants assist in the preparation of the operating room for each procedure, assist with positioning the patient, and all other duties to the support the operating room team.

High school diploma required.

Prior experience in the healthcare setting is preferred but not required.
JOIN US FOR THE DAY
Job Shadow Requirements:
  1. Must be at least 16 years of age
  2. Must have 4-8 hours available per job shadow
  3. Must complete the job shadow application

GIVE US A CALL

We would be happy to talk with you if you have any further questions or need advice pursuing a career in the Operating Room. Please feel free to contact any of us!

Barkley Herner

Director
816-271-6082
barkley.herner@mymlc.com

Bethany Dreier

Associate Director
816-271-7482
bethany.dreier@mymlc.com

Jason Zoubek

Associate Director
816-271-6821
jason.zoubek@mymlc.com