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Certified Surgical Tech- Palos Health Surgery Center Full-time Days

Location Orland Park, Illinois Business Unit Palos Health Surgery Center Job REQID 134460 Job Function Patient Support Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $24.29+ per hour based on experience

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.


The Surgical Tech reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Operating Room Technician, under the guidance of the registered nurse, is responsible for the care and safety of the patients who come under his or her care. This role scrubs and assists with various surgical procedures in all specialties. The Surgical Tech also assists with stocking of supplies, cleaning, and performs other duties as requested. 

Included within this assignment is the responsibility for ensuring effective communication between him or herself, the charge nurse, the patient, other staff, physicians, and other hospital departments.


  • Assists the surgeon during surgery as scrub person according to prescribed standards.
  • Assembles the necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment for the surgical intervention and age of patient. Checks for proper functioning of equipment
  • Applies and monitors the principles of aseptic technique throughout the intra-operative period
  • Performs sponge, needle and instrument count according to policy and procedure
  • Identifies, labels and dispenses medications and/or solution safely with consideration to age and weight
  • Anticipates, plans for, and responds to the needs of the surgeon
  • Maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives regarding performance improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control
  • Assists in housekeeping duties and cleanliness of department as directed to insure safe patient environment
  • Assists in stocking of operating rooms after procedures are completed
  • Assists surgical team with patient preparation such as positioning, skin prep, equipment, and supplies, as directed, and with consideration to age specific/developmental variables
  • Assists in transportation of patients when directed, maintaining age appropriate safety measures
  • Assists in cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilization of equipment and instruments. Uses supplies judiciously
  • Reports malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate people
  • Confines and contains sources of contamination
  • Properly identifies and preserves specimens
  • Participates in the evaluation of new supplies, equipment and/or instruments
  • Accepts reasonable work assignments
  • Behavior reflects a professional and cooperative attitude
  • Is accountable for personal conduct and promotes good working relationships among staff and other departments
  • Utilizes available resources to keep current in practice
  • Performs activities in an organized and timely manner
  • Contributes to the efficient and smooth functioning of the department
  • Participates in the development and implementation of departmental goals and objectives
  • Offers suggestions and input for procedures of nursing practice
  • Participates in educational programs and hospital in-services to increase professional competence and to meet personal needs and goals
  • Seeks assistance from other professional resource persons to improve skills, knowledge, and practice
  • Identifies and reports unsafe patient care practice and assumes responsibility for intervention



  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Completion of a Surgical Technologist program.
  • BLS through the American Heart Association.


  • Certification as Surgical Technician
  • College level microbiology and human anatomy and physiology


Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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