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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 11/3/2016

Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL

Company
Rush University Medical Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-1913
AJE Ref #
575917303
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING A LEADING HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION*

We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated SURGICAL ASSISTANT to join the Operating Room team at Rush University Medical Center!

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Surgical Assistant is a member of the surgical team in the operating room, working with the attending surgeon(s), resident physician(s), perfusion, and registered nurses, delivering direct patient care before, during and after surgery.



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Develop ideals and a professional attitude to promote responsibility as an individual and as a member of the surgical team.
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Coordination of team efforts to offer the most qualified team support to the surgical patient, surgeon, and all members of the surgical team.
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Develop awareness of the patient as an individual, with specific psychological and physical needs, respecting the patient s inherent right to privacy, dignity, and safety.
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Develop and improve skills in all aspects of operating room technique, both routine and special procedures, and apply them in a professional manner.
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Execution of all tasks utilizing principles of asepsis and good sterile technique.
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Preparation of patient for surgery including but not limited to surgical scrub preparation, positioning, draping, sterile field maintenance.
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Insertion of Foley catheters under the supervision of a physician.
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Assists surgeon in tying off and coagulation of vessels as necessary under the supervision of a physician.
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Acts as surgeon s second assistant throughout procedures, including holding of retractors and other specific tasks as required.
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Assists in patient transfer pre and post operatively from the operating room table.
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All invasive procedures are to be under the direction and supervision of a physician
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Assists in preparation and application of sterile dressings post operatively.
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Performs other duties as necessary during the operative procedure as directed by the surgeon.
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Assists surgical team in transporting patients pre and post operatively.
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Assists surgical team by gathering necessary supplies to include sterile instrument trays, positioning equipment etc.
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Assist in coordinating training of new staff in the area as necessary.
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In conjunction with operating room personnel to insure the availability of adequate supplies, instruments and equipment for the performance of operative procedures in the area.
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Participates in research activities.
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Assists in assembly of sterile supplies in the department as necessary. To include checking outdates of sterile supplies.
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Assists in stocking of supplies in the department as necessary.
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Assists in maintaining The Joint Commission standards, utilizing downtime to survey the department and correct problems as necessary.
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Performs related duties as required by the department of operating room services.



KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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High school diploma, GED or equivalent required.
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Illinois registered surgical assistant license required.
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Certified as a surgical assistant.
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Demonstrates knowledge and competence on all surgical services.
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Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with all members of surgical team and multi disciplines.



Company Highlights:

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Rush's new 14-story hospital which opened in January 2012 is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.
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As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
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Rush University Medical Center is a three time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL www.rush.edu
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Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds



RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT WELCOMES AND ENCOURAGES ALL APPLICANTS TO APPLY REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND/OR EXPRESSION, MARITAL OR PARENTAL STATUS, ANCESTRY, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, PREGNANCY OR OTHER REASON PROHIBITED BY LAW.