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Title:  Surgical Tech - Cst OR

Req #:  210841
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department,  a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

Surgical Tech - Cst OR

Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL

Unit - Operating Room

FULL TIME - Day/PM Shift - Must be willing to take call - approx. 8 hours/week with work an occasional Saturday

 

Position Requirements:
Graduate of surgical technologist program
OR
2 years of surgical scrub experience
N/A CPR certified.
Certified Surgical Technologist certification will be obtained by the employee by sitting for the certification exam within 3 months of employment.
Must be 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
This position needs to recognize the needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
Ability to move heavy patients and equipment and to stand for long periods of time
Flexibility to deal with stressful, changing environments
Ability to respond quickly to emergencies
Ability to communicate, cooperate and work well with others.




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:
To assist in providing quality patient care in a manner which is patient~focused, technically appropriate, and cost effective. The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) 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.

CST 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 CST functions as a cooperative health care team member in a critical care environment treating the patient in a holistic manner with dignity and respect.

Accountabilities:
Responsible for compliance with hospital policies and procedures.
Responsible for maintenance of professional growth.
Performs duties in the scrub role as assigned.
Responsible for the preparation of the surgical field and supplies/instruments delivered to the field.
In collaboration with health care team, assists in providing for a cooperative work environment.

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.