Operating Room Technician - Surgical Services (Operating Room)

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

Operating Room Technician - Surgical Services (Operating Room)

Hiring Department: Surgical Services (Operating Room)

Location:  Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1020547

FTE : 1

Work Schedule – 7am-5:30pm

Shift :  Days

# of Position: 3

Posted date: 8/25/2023

Close Date : 9/9/2023

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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). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
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

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Follows established Operating Room policies and procedures
  • Assists in the care, maintenance, distribution and control of equipment and supplies, both sterile and unsterile, which are used in operating procedures
  • 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
  • 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
  • Under the direction of the RN prepares medications, (except narcotics), on the sterile field. Double checks dose with RN or MD prior to passing to MD during the case
  • 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
  • In preparation for case, checks equipment for proper functioning, prior to case and after completion of case
  • Participates in the daily stocking of Operating Room supplies (e.g. suture or OMNI supplies etc.)
  • Initiates the cleaning of O.R. equipment (e.g. laser machines, etc.) on a daily basis and ensures use of plastic covers
  • Assists with instrument clean-up during routine work hours or on after hour cases. During after hour cases is
  • responsible for cleaning and packing of instruments
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications 1. Completion of any one of the following training programs from the categories below: 1. Certificate of completion from a Medical Education Program approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. 2. Current AHA BLS/CPR and other required unit specific certifications 3. Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between patients, family, and health care providers 4. Intermediate computer skills with the ability to become proficient in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) with on-the-job training 5. Excellent attendance, interpersonal skills and work history required. completion of a surgical technology program Preferred Qualifications completion of a surgical technology program

    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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