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Surgical Tech - Certified

Req #:  125299
Facility:  South Suburban Hospital
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Hazel Crest
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

Position Requirements:
High school graduate or GED
Completion of CST program 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, 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

A. 2. Restock room supplies as needed and prepare for the following day. Identify equipment deficiencies and reports to appropriate individual.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago