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Surgical Tech II (Certified)

Req #:  194001
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:

  • High school graduate or GED
  • Completion of CST program or equivalent experience Good communication skills
  • Ability to independently perform scrub duties
  • Certification as a Surgical Technician
  • 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 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

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.

Assist surgeon by passing/prepare needed supplies and instruments and equipment

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

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.