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Company: Rush Oak Park Hospital
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Rush Oak Park Hospital has provided exceptional health care in Chicago's western suburbs for more than a century. As a partner with Rush University Medical Center, we combine the convenience and personal touch of a community hospital with the technology and expertise of one of the nation's top academic health centers.

The Surgical Technologist I assists in patient care and surgical services under the supervision of a registered nurse. The primary responsibility of this person is to carry out the function of the scrub role during surgical procedures.

--- 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. Takes corrective action and reports events to RN in room
--- Handles/secures instruments, cords, and draping materials utilizing aseptic technique
--- Applies the correct technique of disinfection and antisepsis
--- Prepares instrumentation and equipment for decontamination per established protocol
--- Demonstrates basic operating room technical skills
--- Participates in surgical cases in select areas assigned. Demonstrates competency in scrubbing all assigned surgical procedures
--- 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 Operating Room Information System preference cards.
--- Update cards as needed
--- Obtains and safely assembles necessary equipment specific to the surgical procedure, surgeon preference and individual patient needs
--- Assists in opening sterile supplies
--- Applies knowledge of anatomy and physiology to individuals set up for surgical procedures
--- Safely carries out the scrub role during the surgical procedure
--- Cares for and handles surgical instruments/equipment according to Operating Room protocols
--- Demonstrates manual dexterity in handling instruments and equipment
--- Assures proper functioning of equipment in the room as delegated by the RN
--- Identifies specialty instruments by type, function, and name
--- Accounts for sponges, needles, instruments, and other miscellaneous counted items according to Operating Room policies and procedures
--- Notifies the surgical team of any sponge, needle, instrument, or miscellaneous count that is incorrect
--- Uses repeat back communications and key words for safety concerns
--- Maintains an orderly sterile field, Mayo stand and back table throughout the surgical procedure.
--- Demonstrates knowledge of progressive steps in specific 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 of biohazard waste appropriately
--- Actively participates in maintaining each patient's dignity and safety at all time.
--- 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.

Job Requirements:
Required Job Qualifications:
--- Graduate of accredited ORT program
--- Entry level experience
--- Analytic ability
--- Effective written and oral communication skills utilizing repeat back strategies for patient safety
--- Must be able to interact effectively with others in difficult situations
--- Organizational skills for timely processes
--- Flexibility with schedule to accommodate staffing needs
--- Ability to document using electronic medical record systems, to check documents for errors and use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data
To further explore this opportunity with Rush Oak Park Hospital, apply on: - -www.rush.edu/careers

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Keywords: Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park , SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST I (JOB ID: 479), Healthcare , Oak Park, Illinois

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