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Intraoperative Care Technician

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Operating Room

Part-time, 20 hours per week, PM shift (1500-2300) with rotation, 3 call shifts per 4 week schedule.

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant preferred but not required OR Nursing student
  • 1 year clinical experience Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Courteous and professional interpersonal skills.
  • Basic math calculation.
  • N/A Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
  • Ability to perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients (up to 50 lb. may be required).
  • Ability to work designated shifts including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to transport objects from one location to another.
  • This position needs to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
  • Ability to assume on~call responsibility.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate with mask on and not facing others.



If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
To assist in providing quality patient care in a manner which is patient focused, technically appropriate and cost effective. The Intraoperative Care Technician (ICT) works under the direct supervision of the registered nurse in accordance with the standards of practice, within the guidelines of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and the mission and philosophy of Lutheran General Hospital.

The ICT works in collaboration with the registered nurse as a partner in care of patients. The ICT recognizes the needs and behaviors of patients and various age groups and provides care in a manner that is appropriate. The ICT strives for quality patient care which assures the customer is treated in a holistic manner with dignity and respect.


Accountabilities:
Provides general patient care duties as directed by the registered nurse.
Performs tasks related to sterility with an understanding of sterile technique.
Performs tasks related to pre~operative preparation.
Under direction and supervision of Registered Nurse performs surgical scrub assistant duties in cystoscopy room.
Performs tasks related to intra~operative support.
Performs unit secretary(US) duties as assigned. The Unit Information Secretary serves to facilitate unit operations through accurate oversight and effective management of patients' medical records (electronic and non~electronic), coordination of services, supplies and the appropriate transcription of written orders.
Patient care support functions.

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Posted
12/16/2020
Salary Range
$28,000.00 - 38,000.00
per Year
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Location
Park Ridge, IL 60068, US