SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT, Owensboro Health – Owensboro, KY 42303

SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT
Owensboro Health 23 reviewsOwensboro, KY 42303

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
Graduate of an accredited Surgical First Assistant program 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 aBasic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position.
Work Experience
At least 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 workin 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.
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
Graduate of an accredited Surgical First Assistant program 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 aBasic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position.
Work Experience
At least 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 workin 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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