LOCATION: JOHN H STROGER HOSPITAL - CHICAGO, IL/ MAIN OPERATING ROOM
SHIFT: 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM
JOB SUMMARY UNION SEIU 73
Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Physician(s), the Operating Room Technician prepares surgical equipment and supplies, provides direct assistance during operations, and performs scrub duties. The incumbent assists with the cleaning and sterilization of instruments and equipment after surgery, and applies the principles of infection control asepsis in the performance of duties. The Operating Room Technician follows all established Operating Room policies and procedures.
Must have completed an approved Operating Room/Surgical Technician or Military Program (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must be a Certified Surgical Technologist (Must provide proof at time of interview)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of the standard concepts, practices and procedures of an operating room
Through knowledge of the standard methods of cleaning and maintaining operating room instruments, equipment, and supplies
Demonstrated knowledge of the standard preparation of patients for surgery and post-surgery procedures
Thorough knowledge of the procedures used in performing the duties and responsibilities of a Scrub Attendant
Demonstrate awareness of patient and family rights, ethical, legal, cultural, and spiritual concerns
Ability to bend, lift, and push heavy objects
Ability to stand, stoop, and reach for extended periods
Ability to distinguish basic colors, and shades
Ability to hear with or without device assistance
Ability to recognize age specific instruments and equipment needs for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients
Ability to directly assist physicians and nurses with operating room procedures
Ability to apply the principles of infectious control and a sepsis in performing duties
Ability to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for patients
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.