Sr Surgical Technologist - Operating Room
Chicago, IL
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Job Title: Sr Surgical Technologist - Operating Room
Department: Operating Room
Shift: 4th (Rotating)
Specialty: Surgical Technology
Job Number: 2019-0739
Date Posted: 05/21/2019
Position Type: Clinical Support Staff

Job Qualifications:

Sr. Surgical Technologist

Rush is a health care leader offering world-class innovation, driven by collaboration and committed to accountability and respect, continually striving for excellence in everything that we do. Join a team committed to shaping the future of health care - and discover what your career could be.

The Surgical Technologist 2 assists in patient care and surgical services under the supervision of a registered nurse. The primary responsibility of this position is to carry out the function of the scrub role during surgical procedures. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:
Applies the correct principles of aseptic technique.
Establishes and protects the integrity of the sterile field and back table at all times.
Recognizes breaks in technique by self and others and takes corrective action and reports to RN in room.
Handles/secures instruments, cords and draping materials utilizing aseptic technique.
Applies the correct techniques of disinfection and antisepsis.
Prepares instrumentation and equipment for decontamination per service protocols.
Demonstrates advanced operating room technical skills
Demonstrates versatility by the ability to function in all surgical services:
participates in routine cases with minimal direction using the guidelines of the service protocols
demonstrates expert knowledge and technical ability in two surgical services
Prioritizes scrub activities based upon the type of surgical procedure and the needs of the surgical team members.
correctly pulls and prepares sutures/other specified supplies per Epic preference cards
obtains and safely assembles necessary equipment specific to the surgical procedure and surgeon preference
assists in opening sterile supplies
Self-directed in coordinating scrub activities for complex surgical procedures.
Cares for and handles surgical instruments/equipment according to service protocols.
demonstrates manual dexterity in handling instruments and equipment
assumes responsibility for proper functioning and maintenance of equipment in the room as delegated by the RN
Identifies specialty instruments by type, function and name.
Accounts for sponges, needles and instruments according to operating services policies and procedures.
notifies the surgical team when any sponge, needle or instrument count is incorrect
Maintains an orderly sterile field, Mayo stand and back table throughout the surgical procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of progressive steps in multiple surgical procedures.
anticipates the needs of the surgical team
communicates variation in surgical procedure to RN
anticipates emergent circumstances and communicates the information to the RN
Dons Personal Protective Equipment according to policy and procedure.
Disposes biohazard waste per policy and procedure.
Actively participates in maintaining each patient's dignity and safety at all times.
Works, collaboratively with all members of the health care team to assure that (1) each patient's privacy is protected and (2) every patient record is considered strictly confidential.
Assists in transferring the patient to and from the OR table to the transport cart.
Functions in an efficient manner at all times.
Opens and utilizes supplies and equipment judiciously.
Restocks rooms according to the established par stock lists.
Demonstrates sound judgment and decision making at all times.
Serves as a role model for peers by demonstrating initiative an self-direction.
Demonstrates consideration and cooperation within the operating room.
Exhibits, consistently, professional interactions with managers, co-workers, physicians and all other operating room personnel.
demonstrates flexibility by accepting routine and non-routine assignments.
offers ideas for clinical/system improvements to the nurse clinician or clinical nurse coordinator
participates, actively, in unit/area meetings
notifies the Schedule Board Coordinator (designee) when assignments are completed and when leaving the operating room during work hours
Assists nursing personnel by carrying out additional duties as delegated.
Supports the Rush mission.
Continually improves personal skills to ensure the highest quality patient care, education of patients, staff and students, research and community service.
Treats patients, visitors and staff in a caring manner with respect and dignity.
Exhibits the spirit of team in working with other Rush
staff.
Demonstrates a willingness to accept positive and negative feedback and changes behavior as indicated.
Utilizes the resources of the Medical Center in a responsible manner to accomplish daily work.
Carries out the components of performance necessary for successful Rush employees
Arrives, on time, as scheduled and prepared to begin work.
Attends training and educational programs identified by Rush as necessary for this position.
Provides age appropriate care, as necessary.
Maintains a safe and orderly work environment.

Position Qualifications:
HS Diploma/GED equivalent required.
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program
Current certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Minimum of one year experience as a Surgical Technologist
Analytical ability is required
Communication skill is required in order to teach
Must be able to interact effectively with others in difficult situations
Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift
Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40lbs. and lifting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.
The ability to check documents for errors and use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data
Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents
The ability to check documents for errors and use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data.
Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.

Company Highlights:

Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you're saving for retirement or a child's education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your moneynow and in the future.

Rush's new 14-story hospital is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.

Ranked among the top 20 "Best Places to Work" by Indeed.

For demonstrating leadership in the use of information technology, Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital have been listed among the most wired hospitals in the nation by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
Sr. Surgical Technologist

Rush is a health care leader offering world-class innovation, driven by collaboration and committed to accountability and respect, continually striving for excellence in everything that we do. Join a team committed to shaping the future of health care - and discover what your career could be.

The Surgical Technologist 2 assists in patient care and surgical services under the supervision of a registered nurse. The primary responsibility of this position is to carry out the function of the scrub role during surgical procedures. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:
Applies the correct principles of aseptic technique.
Establishes and protects the integrity of the sterile field and back table at all times.
Recognizes breaks in technique by self and others and takes corrective action and reports to RN in room.
Handles/secures instruments, cords and draping materials utilizing aseptic technique.
Applies the correct techniques of disinfection and antisepsis.
Prepares instrumentation and equipment for decontamination per service protocols.
Demonstrates advanced operating room technical skills
Demonstrates versatility by the ability to function in all surgical services:
participates in routine cases with minimal direction using the guidelines of the service protocols
demonstrates expert knowledge and technical ability in two surgical services
Prioritizes scrub activities based upon the type of surgical procedure and the needs of the surgical team members.
correctly pulls and prepares sutures/other specified supplies per Epic preference cards
obtains and safely assembles necessary equipment specific to the surgical procedure and surgeon preference
assists in opening sterile supplies
Self-directed in coordinating scrub activities for complex surgical procedures.
Cares for and handles surgical instruments/equipment according to service protocols.
demonstrates manual dexterity in handling instruments and equipment
assumes responsibility for proper functioning and maintenance of equipment in the room as delegated by the RN
Identifies specialty instruments by type, function and name.
Accounts for sponges, needles and instruments according to operating services policies and procedures.
notifies the surgical team when any sponge, needle or instrument count is incorrect
Maintains an orderly sterile field, Mayo stand and back table throughout the surgical procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of progressive steps in multiple surgical procedures.
anticipates the needs of the surgical team
communicates variation in surgical procedure to RN
anticipates emergent circumstances and communicates the information to the RN
Dons Personal Protective Equipment according to policy and procedure.
Disposes biohazard waste per policy and procedure.
Actively participates in maintaining each patient's dignity and safety at all times.
Works, collaboratively with all members of the health care team to assure that (1) each patient's privacy is protected and (2) every patient record is considered strictly confidential.
Assists in transferring the patient to and from the OR table to the transport cart.
Functions in an efficient manner at all times.
Opens and utilizes supplies and equipment judiciously.
Restocks rooms according to the established par stock lists.
Demonstrates sound judgment and decision making at all times.
Serves as a role model for peers by demonstrating initiative an self-direction.
Demonstrates consideration and cooperation within the operating room.
Exhibits, consistently, professional interactions with managers, co-workers, physicians and all other operating room personnel.
demonstrates flexibility by accepting routine and non-routine assignments.
offers ideas for clinical/system improvements to the nurse clinician or clinical nurse coordinator
participates, actively, in unit/area meetings
notifies the Schedule Board Coordinator (designee) when assignments are completed and when leaving the operating room during work hours
Assists nursing personnel by carrying out additional duties as delegated.
Supports the Rush mission.
Continually improves personal skills to ensure the highest quality patient care, education of patients, staff and students, research and community service.
Treats patients, visitors and staff in a caring manner with respect and dignity.
Exhibits the spirit of team in working with other Rush
staff.
Demonstrates a willingness to accept positive and negative feedback and changes behavior as indicated.
Utilizes the resources of the Medical Center in a responsible manner to accomplish daily work.
Carries out the components of performance necessary for successful Rush employees
Arrives, on time, as scheduled and prepared to begin work.
Attends training and educational programs identified by Rush as necessary for this position.
Provides age appropriate care, as necessary.
Maintains a safe and orderly work environment.

Position Qualifications:
HS Diploma/GED equivalent required.
Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist program
Current certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Minimum of one year experience as a Surgical Technologist
Analytical ability is required
Communication skill is required in order to teach
Must be able to interact effectively with others in difficult situations
Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift
Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40lbs. and lifting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.
The ability to check documents for errors and use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data
Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents
The ability to check documents for errors and use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data.
Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.

Company Highlights:

Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you're saving for retirement or a child's education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your moneynow and in the future.

Rush's new 14-story hospital is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.

Ranked among the top 20 "Best Places to Work" by Indeed.

For demonstrating leadership in the use of information technology, Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital have been listed among the most wired hospitals in the nation by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Job Type Full-time