Surgery Care Affiliates Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) -Advocate Condell Ambulatory Surgery Center in Libertyville, Illinois

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) -Advocate Condell Ambulatory Surgery Center



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SCA owns and/or provides management services to 194 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians and in affiliation with 105 health systems. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially. For more information on SCA, visit

Facility Description:

Advocate Condell Ambulatory Surgery Center is a new, free-standing, multi-specialty surgery center on the campus of Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.

Be a part of this exciting new facility. No nights, weekends or holidays.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is responsible for the provision of patient care to meet identified patient outcomes, and to achieve the goals of the facility as directed by the Registered Nurse. The CST performs duties according to scope of practice designated by the facility position description, role and responsibilities and according to the surgical technologist professional organization and certification board.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a certified scrub technician in the operating room/ procedure room under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

  • Assists with gowning and gloving other members of the surgical team.

  • Assists with the preparation of the operating room for surgical procedures.

  • Assists with skin preparations and with draping of patients.

  • Assists with care, preparation, maintenance and after-care of sterile and un-sterile supplies and equipment.

  • Knows and practices the principles and procedures of sterile technique.

  • Handles specimens in accordance with facility policy and procedures.

  • Removes drapes at end of procedure, cleanses the patients of prep solution and applies dressing as needed.

  • Cleans and/or disinfects instruments and equipment after use and returns it to the proper area for storage or processing.

  • Differentiates sterilization methods required for specific instruments and equipment.

  • Participates in sponge, instrument and needle count with the circulating nurse.

  • Demonstrates ability to understand and use sterilizers, high-level disinfectors, instrument washers, and other designated processors.

  • Demonstrates ability to understand use, function, interpretation, documentation, and record-keeping of chemical and biological indicators related to instrument and equipment high-level disinfection and sterilization processes.

  • Demonstrates understanding of operating room/procedure room technical equipment according to manufacturer’s guidelines, policy and procedures.

  • Assists with stocking, replenishing and preparation of supplies.

  • Updates knowledge in surgical techniques and related nursing care.

  • Checks updated schedule every morning and prepares room supplies and equipment.


  • Graduate of a recognized and accredited Operating Room Technician Program.

  • Prior Experience as an ORT required.

  • Current Surgical Technologist certification.

  • Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS/PALS certification.

Please send resumes to: /2016-3032