Location: John H. Stroger Hospital / Department : Main Operating Room
Shift: 2:30pm - 10:30pm
Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Physician (s), prepares surgical equipment and supplies and provides direct assistance during operations. Performs scrub duties and responsibilities. Assists with the cleaning and sterilization of instruments and equipment after surgery. Applies the principles of infection control as sepsis in the performance of duties. 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 AND ABILITIES
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,
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.