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Bon Secours Mercy Health Surgical Technicians & Surgical Assistants- Mercy Health- Cincinnati Market- SIGN ON BONUS! in Cincinnati, Ohio

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health

NOW HIRING Certified Surgical Technicians and Surgical Assistants! Sign on bonus up to $10,000 ! Apply today!

All Mercy Health Cincinnati Locations:

  • Anderson Hospital

  • Clermont Hospital

  • Fairfield Hospital

  • The Jewish Hospital

  • West Hospital

Come join our team!! For questions, reach out to Emily Miller ( ).

Please review job requirements for each position below:

Surgical Assistant

Job Summary:

The Surgical Assistant functions as the first/second assist during operative and other invasive procedures in accordance with credentials, privileges, expertise, education and competency verification. Functions as a member of the surgical team in room preparation, turnover, and facilitation of the daily surgery schedule.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy and physiology relating to surgical procedures.Displays ability to relate knowledge to assist the surgeon.Positions patient on the operating room table maintaining proper body alignment. Assists with providing the patient with a safe and supportive environment by demonstrating and understanding of patient rights, abuse and appropriate interventions and Advance Directives.

  • Functions as a first/second assistant by providing exposure through correct use of instruments, retractors, suction, and sponging techniques as directed by the surgeon.Handling and dissecting tissues as directed by the surgeon.Clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points and ligating vessels as directed by the surgeon.Place drains and suture muscle, facia, subcutaneous and skin as direction by the surgeon.

  • Serves as a resource to peers, colleagues, and others in relation to first/second assist activities.Demonstrates and promotes teamwork. Collaborate effectively with other disciplines as applicable.Use problem solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members. Promotes cost containment efforts.

  • Maintains regulatory, credentialing and privileging requirements necessary for practice as a first assist.Participate in ongoing education and competency verification activities.Maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.

Schedule Requirements:

  • Weekly On Call requirements with 30 minute response time

  • Weekend Rotation


Required Minimum Education: Vocational/Technical Degree

Specialty/Major: Graduate of a Surgical Assistant program or equivalent

Preferred Education: 4 year/Bachelors Degree

Specialty/Major: Graduate of a Surgical Assistant program or equivalent

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS (must be non-expired/active unless otherwise stated):

Required: BLS

Preferred: CST or CSA, CSFA, SA-C or equivalent certification


Minimum Years and Type of Experience: 2 years of perioperative experience

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word)

Certified Surgical Technologist

Job Summary:

The Certified Surgical Technologist facilitates the operative or other invasive procedure by preparing and providing the required sterile instruments, supplies and equipment alongside the surgical team.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides instruments and supplies to the surgical team during the procedure and maintains aseptic technique.

  • Prepares, maintains, and organizes sterile supplies and instrument for the procedure.

  • Provides complete case preparation with the ability to adapt of special instruments, supplies, and equipment.

  • Assists with pre and post procedure cleaning of the operative room and instruments.

  • Prepares and performs surgical skin prep and clipping as indicated by procedure.


  • Associates Degree, Vocational Certification, or Military Certificate in Surgical Technology (required)


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) – American Heart Association (preferred)

  • Must be certified by one of the following: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTA) or Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (required)

  • Registered Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with the Virginia Board of Medicine (required if currently reside in Virginia)


  • One year of perioperative, operating room, or related military surgical technology experience (preferred)

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

S cheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

All (United States of America)


All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at