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Operating Room Tech (Cert) full time days

Req #:  94022
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1


Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.



Graduate from an accredited Surgical Technologist Program ARC~STSA(CAAHEP~ Commision on Accredidation of Allied Health Education Programs)
This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e. understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging prior experience with various age groups is preferred
Ability to work well with internal and external customers
Fine motor skills
Ability to wear a surgical mask and gloves
Auditory skills which allow incumbent to hear individuals whose speech may be muffled
CPR certified
Certified Surgical Technologist certification from the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) within 90 days of hire Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseases heavy lifting in accordance with DOL definition
Ability to work rotating shifts and day of the week including holidays and take call as needed
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established time constraints.
Ability to communicate with mask on and not facing 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.

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 register nurse in accordance with the Standards of Practice and within the guideline of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act.

The 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.

Functions in the scrub role on surgical procedures as a member of the surgical team
Preparation and maintenance of the sterile field
Participates in maintaining the readiness of the Operating Room
Maintains professional work environment
Demonstrates accountability for own self development

Operating room experience may be required. Surgical experience in the following areas may be required: adult and pediatric open heart, heart transplant, and VAD



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