Extra Help Operating Room Technician (ORT) - Labor & Delivery

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Chicago, IL

University of Illinois Chicago

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Full Time

Competitive Compensation Package

Overview: Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and Physician, performs the technical functions directly related to surgical asepsis, instrument preparation and presentation during surgical cases. Uses judgment to independently perform various activities related to the effective preparation of instruments prior to, during and following completion of O.R. cases. The OR Technician provides care and takes initiative to improve patient outcomes by supporting Shared Leadership, Evidence Based Practice and Magnet's Five Models of Care in clinical practice. Through therapeutic relationships with patients, families, self and colleagues, the OR Technician functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides patient care and fulfills unit and organizational goals.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Follows established Operating Room policies and procedures</li> <li>Assists in the care, maintenance, distribution and control of equipment and supplies, both sterile and unsterile, which are used in operating and other procedures</li> <li>Assist with operations in the capacity of a Scrub Attendant. This includes arranging sterile articles, handling/passing serving instruments, dressing materials and suture appropriate to the scheduled operation while maintaining sterility and orderliness of instrument tables</li> <li>Completes sponge, needle and instrument counts with RN prior to, during and after surgery according to hospital policy. Report discrepancies to the Charge Nurse and attending Physician</li> <li>Perform patient centered activities conducive to the general comfort and safety of patient undergoing the peri-operative process</li> <li>Under the direction of the RN prepares and labels medications appropriately, (except narcotics), on the sterile field. Double checks dose with RN or MD prior to passing to MD during the case</li> <li>Assist with infusions under direction of RN or MD. Assist with preparation of the Operating Room for surgical procedures prior to surgery by procuring equipment and supplies as indicated</li> <li>In preparation for case, checks equipment for proper functioning, prior to case and after completion of case</li> <li>Participates in the daily stocking of Operating Room supplies (e.g. suture or OMNI supplies etc.)</li> <li>Initiates the cleaning of O.R. equipment (e.g. laser machines, etc.) on a daily basis and ensures use of plastic covers</li> <li>Assists with instrument clean-up during routine work hours and/or after hour cases. During after hour cases may be responsible for cleaning and packing of instruments</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Certificate of completion from a Medical Education Program approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation.</li> </ul> OR<br /> <ul> <li>Graduation from a Medical Education Program through an accredited hospital including those programs included as a United States Military Program with an emphasis in surgical assisting.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><br /><strong>Preferred Qualifications</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Current AHA BLS and other required unit-specific certifications</li> <li>Basic computer skills with the ability to become proficient in the EHR with on-the-job training</li> </ul>