• Operating Room Support Coordinator - Days (5x8s)

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/5/2018 5:17 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Operating Room Support Coordinator, OR Administration, Full-time (1.0 FTE), Day Shifts, 8-hour shifts, Hyde Park, Illinois  


    We're hiring an Operating Room Support Coordinator for a full-time day shift at UChicago Medicine's Hyde Park campus!


    The Operating Room Support Coordinator works under the primary direction of the Periop OR Manager in conjunction with the Assistant Care Center Director and Clinical Director of Perioperative Services and Central Sterile Processing (CSP) in order to facilitate the efficient preparation and turnover of operating rooms. Performance of the duties outlined below requires the use of independent judgment and decision making skills.  The ability to interact professionally with individuals of many skill levels within the department and throughout the hospital is essential.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Supports the clinical needs related to efficient operating room preparation, utilization and patient throughput. Supervises the maintenance of instrumentation necessary to enhance the delivery of quality patient care. Monitors the use of specialty equipment and is responsible for maintenance of specialty equipment. Educates staff on use of specialty equipment/instrumentation. Maintains frequent communication with surgeons regarding equipment and instrument needs of the department.
    • Reviews the surgical schedule in advance to assure all needed supplies and equipment needed for all surgical cases are present and if not available makes arrangements to have the needed items. Contacts and follows through with vendors regarding specialty equipment as necessary. Directs instrument tray accuracy through re-ordering missing/damaged instruments.
    • Works with the surgical staff to assure all needed supplies and equipment are present on the day of surgery and, if not, is responsible to obtain the needed items. Ensures that specialty implant trays are restocked. Assures used case carts are sent back to CSP as soon as case is finished.
    • Responsible for reviewing and updating preference cards in collaboration with the specialty team.
    • Maintains accuracy and inventory of all specialty trays in SPM system or other future tray tacking systems. Participates in the CQI process, identifies issues to be examined, collection of data, analysis and dissemination. Develops method for facilitating productive and constructive relationships between physicians, operating room staff, CSP staff, and other health care team members regarding operating room flow. Complies with standards and regulations of various licensures, regulatory and accrediting agencies.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
    • Minimum 2 years work experience in an operating room environment required. Progressive experience in directing staff preferred.  
    • Ability to make decisions quickly in a fast paced environment with constantly changing priorities.
    • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities required.
    • Ability to apply interpersonal communication skills to maintain an open network of communication among staff members and other health care professionals.
    • Ability to comply with medical center policies and procedures.



    • Graduate of recognized Operating Room Technician program or Central Sterile Processing certification (CRCST or CSPDT) required

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,

    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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