SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT - SURGERY

  • Owensboro, KY
  • OH REGIONAL HOSPITAL
  • SURGERY
  • Full-time - Evenings
  • Work Hours: 9 AM to 9:30 PM
  • FTE: 1.0 (80 hrs biweekly)
  • Req #: 11798
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Summary

Job Summary
  • Provides direct assistance to physician in procedural areas including invasive and non-invasive techniques.
Job Responsibilities
  • Provides visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
  • Utilizes appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
  • Assists with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.
  • Assists with positioning of patient utilizing stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with guidelines and professional standards outlined by the state practice standards for the profession.
Organizational Responsibilities
  • Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
Education
  • High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or higher required.
Licensure/Certification/Registration
  • Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) through the National Commission on Certification of Surgical Assistants (NCCSA) or the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA), or Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) required. Certified as a Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position.
Work Experience
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience as a Surgical Technologist required.
Skills and Attributes
  • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
FLSA Classification
  • Non-Exempt
Disclaimer
  • This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
Additional Position Related Details
  • Populations Served
    • Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment.

  • Physical Requirements

    • Activity and Frequency:
      • Bending/Stooping - Frequently
      • Climbing - Rarely
      • Keyboard Data Entry - Frequently
      • Kneeling - Frequently
      • Lifting/Moving Patients - Frequently
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 0-25 lbs - Frequently
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 25-75 lbs - Frequently
      • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - over 75 lbs - Occasionally
      • Pushing/Pulling - 0-25 lbs - Frequently
      • Pushing/Pulling - 25-75 lbs - Frequently
      • Pushing/Pulling - over 75 lbs - Occasionally
      • Reaching - Constantly
      • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements - Never
      • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements - Frequently
      • Running - Rarely
      • Sitting - Occasionally
      • Squatting - Frequently
      • Standing - Frequently
      • Walking - Frequently
      • Audible Speech - Frequently
      • Hearing Acuity - Frequently
      • Smelling Acuity - Never
      • Taste Discrimination - Never
      • Vision: Depth Perception - Frequently
      • Vision: Distinguish Color - Frequently
      • Vision: Seeing - Far - Frequently
      • Vision: Seeing - Near - Frequently

  • Exposures

    • Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to person protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.

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