Surgical Tech (Non-Certified) job

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Company Description

Advocate Health Care is a faith-based nonprofit healthcare system based in Downers Grove, IL. They deliver treatments for heart, brain, orthopedic, and cancer-related diseases. Backed by a patient-centered approach, they strive to improve health through a fundamental understanding of human beings as created in the image of God. If you join Advocate, you’ll find a diverse and inclusive work environment. The team focuses on patients’ emotional and spiritual needs. In case people are your inspiration and changing lives is your passion, Advocate offers a broad range of job categories for you. Whether you consider employment with them in nursing, home health, management, or elsewhere, you might find an opportunity that matches your career interests.

Job Description

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, located on Chicago’s North Side, is one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive nonprofit medical centers. Illinois Masonic Medical Center offers a wide range of medical specialties and is nationally recognized for its medical expertise, use of the most innovative technologies and dedication to patient safety, quality and service.  A commitment to community, medical education and ongoing clinical research affirms our mission of providing patients the highest quality care in Chicagoland, as illustrated by our many honors, including being named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics.

Position Requirements:

  • High school graduate or GED
  • Graduate of a Scrub Technician program or 1-2 years experience in an operating room with skills competencies in General, Gyne, Ortho Surgery
  • Certification as a certified scrub tech within two years of hire date
  • Good communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Good time management.
  • Ability to independently perform scrub duties
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening disease and radiation
  • This position needs to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting (lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 or 50 pounds frequently and/or lifting 10 to 20 pounds constantly.)
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours
  • Ability to cooperate and work well with others
  • Ability to communicate with mask on and not facing others
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established time constraints.
  • Ability to work designated shifts including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to assume on~call responsibility per department guidelines
  • ability to work as a team member in a high stress environment.
  • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.


Purpose:
The scrub person maintains aseptic technique throughout the operative procedure, anticipating and supplying the surgical team with sterile supplies and instruments Assist the surgeon by passing/preparing needed supplies, instruments and equipment. The Surgical Technician maintains the integrity, safety, and efficiency of the sterile field throughout the surgical procedure. The scrub technician shall remain scrubbed in at all times while the patient is in the room. If the setup is completed and all counts are done and there is a delay in the case over 10 minutes, the scrub technician may break scrub and assist the circulator if approved by the RN circulator responsible for the OR.


Accountabilities:
Participates in an environment within the practice team that supports management philosophy, IMMC strategic plans and Advocate Healthcare strategies.
To assist in providing quality patient care in a manner which is patient~focused, technically appropriate, and cost effective. The Surgical Technologist (ST) works under the direct supervision of a registered nurse in accordance with the Standards of Practice and within the guidelines of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act. The ST is responsible for establishing and maintaining a sterile field, a safe patient care environment, and appropriate supplies/equipment as required for the operative procedure. The ST functions as a cooperative health care team member in a critical care environment treating the patient in a holistic manner with dignity and respect.
Demonstrates customer satisfaction skills within the department and hospital as defined by the Advocate's System's goals.
Establishment and achievement of self~development objectives and continued advancement of the practice team.
Contributes to the surgical services, department and hospital innovation efforts to maximize excellence and build respect for services
Participates in the implementation of strategies to increase productivity
Contributes to cost containment and business growth initiatives of the unit/department
Room Efficiencies

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Estimated annual salary
$52,153
average
Minimum
$44,498
Maximum
$53,589

TASKS

  • Maintain a proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Count sponges, needles, and instruments before and after operation.
  • Scrub arms and hands and assist the surgical team to scrub and put on gloves, masks, and surgical clothing.
  • Provide technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses, or anesthesiologists.

SKILLS

  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • MonitoringMonitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Medicine and DentistryKnowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Education and TrainingKnowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English LanguageKnowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Health Insurance

Advocate Health Care

Type

Nonprofit

Size

Large

Revenue

$5B to $10B

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Healthcare

Founded

1995

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