The Operating Room Technician in the first scrub role handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. Takes on call rotation and performs other duties as assigned.
Performs the surgical scrub while donning gown, gloves, and any other necessary personal protective equipment (PPE}.
Gathers, checks and opens supplies and equipment needed for the surgical procedure.
Sets up the sterile back table and mayo stand with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for the procedure.
Performs initial instrument, sharps and sponge counts with the circulator.
Assists the team members with gowning and gloving.
Assists with draping the patient and establishing the sterile field.
Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out procedure.
Prepares and anticipates additional instrumentation, equipment and supplies for usage during the procedure.
Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and supplies to surgeon during procedure
Measures and passes medications, hemostatic agents and irrigation solutions utilized during the surgical procedure.
Holds retractors or instruments as directed by the surgeon.
Sponges or suctions the operative site.
Applies electrocautery to clamps or forceps on bleeders.
Cuts suture material as directed by the surgeon.
Coordinates the camera or changes out robotic anns/instruments during endoscopic surgery as directed by the surgeon.
Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure.
Performs additional counts as necessary.
Prepares sterile dressings and /or immobilization devices.
Prepares and passes off specimen(s) as appropriate.
Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization per hospital policy.
Assists other members of the team with room turnover and cleaning.
Assists in prepping the OR for the next patient.
Uses Impress tray and instrument tracking system per hospital policy.
Participates in debriefing and quality improvement practices to ensure quality patient care.
Takes on call rotation.
Performs other duties as assigned
Completion of an approved Operating Room Technician/Surgical Technician, or approved Military Program (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Must be a Certified Surgical Technologist in the State of Illinois (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification obtained through the American Heart Association (Must provide proof at time of interview)
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.