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Instrument Tech/Transporter

Req #:  107086
Facility:  South Suburban Hospital
Department:  NonClinical Support/Customer Service/Clerical Admi
City:  Hazel Crest
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

South Suburban is a 260 bed hospital with a level 2+ nursery and 24 bed Emergency Room. We also have a 5 star skilled nursing facility on site and 2 Davinci Robots in our surgical services area.

South Suburban Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest that is committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

It’s More Than a Job, it’s a calling


  • South Suburban Hospital - Hazel Crest
  • Day/PM Shift
  • Registry - As Needed - Zero Guaranteed Hours


    To assist in providing quality patient care in a manner which is focused on the surgical patient, technically appropriate, and cost effective. Instrument Technician/Transporter (ITT) works under supervision of Registered Nurse in accordance with the mission, values and philosophy of Advocate Healthcare and South Suburban Hospital


  • Quality
  • Provides continuous assessment of department instrumentation needs
  • Demonstrates adherence to Infection Control Standards
  • Communicates effectively with a wide variety of customers
  • Transportation of Patients





  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 6 months to one year experience as an instrument technician
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of surgical instruments
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Skills with various age groups
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Able to work at fast pace with high level accuracy
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills
  • CPR ~ Lifts 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly
  • Ability to maneuver and operate transport equipment. 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.
  • ITT recognizes the needs and behaviors of patients of various age groups and provides care in a manner that is age appropriate
  • ITT has skills and knowledge necessary to provide decontamination, sterilization, processing, and maintenance of Operating Room instrumentation. Understands and applies principles of aseptic technique when handling instrumentation
  • Effectively communicate with patients when transporting to unit and verifies patient identification when picking up and hands off to assigned 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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago