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Surgical Asst

Req #:  194021
Facility:  Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Chicago/Lakeview
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

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:

  • Medical School Graduate or Certification as Surgical Assistant
  • Previous OR experience
  • CPR Certification
  • Certification as Surgical Assistant, if appropriate
  • Must me willing to work with exposures to body fluids, waste and chemicals, radiation, hazardous materials, anesthesia gases and life threatening diseases.
  • On~call availability (nights, weekends, holidays)
  • Rotating shifts
  • Flexibility to deal with changing environments.
  • Ability to respond quickly to emergencies/
  • Work in high stress situations.
  • Ability to respond to fire and other coded (e.g., evacuate patients)

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.

To assist the surgeon in the performance of any surgical procedures, working
Under the surgeons' direction.

Establishment and achievement of self~development objectives and continued advancement of the practice team.
Participates in an environment within the practice team that supports management philosophy, ANSHN strategic plans and Advocate Healthcare strategies.
Participates in the implementation of strategies to increase productivity
Contributes to cost containment and business growth initiatives of the unit/department
Provision of quality care to patients as a first or second assistant in the practice team. Contributes to the design and implementation of improved processes to achieve quality and excellent patient care and service.
Demonstrates customer satisfaction skills within the department and hospital as defined by the Advocate's System's goals.
Contributes to the surgical services, department and hospital innovation efforts to maximize excellence and build respect for services.

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.