Certified Surgical Tech First Assistant (Big Island, Full-Time, 40)
Company: Queen's North Hawaii Comm Hosp
Posted on: January 24, 2023
I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:
--- Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, or designee,
performs assigned surgical "scrub" duties and maintains sterile
techniques for all surgical procedures.
--- Prepares the patient, operating room, equipment, and
instruments for surgery, maintaining aseptic techniques. Provides
aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure and other intraoperative
technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe
operation with optimal results for the patient.
--- In addition to intraoperative duties, the Certified Surgical
First Assistant performs preoperative and postoperative duties to
better facilitate proper patient care under the direction and
supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy
and appropriate laws and regulations.
II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
--- Essential: standing, lifting, walking, finger dexterity,
seeing, hearing, speaking, static gripping of an object for
prolonged periods, frequent gripping of an object.
--- Frequent standing, walking, and lifting.
--- Occasional periods of sustained effort involving
lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds, assists with lifting and moving
patients. Frequently lifts, positions, push and/or transfers
patients, occasionally pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy
equipment/supplies, frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling
--- Operates Computer, Copier, Printer, Fax machine, multi-line
telephone, PYXIS, Cows with scanner, Philips monitors, VS monitors,
SCD devices, Constavac, Code Carts, Hovermat , Surgical beds,
Steris Autoclaves, HD camera- video equipment and monitors,
Orthopedic power equipment, Neptune, Electro-Surgical devices,
Zimmer Tourniquet system, Novasure, Orthopedic positioning devices,
Fracture and spine beds, microscopes,Depuy-Zimmer-Arthrex-Smith and
Nephew-Synethes-Biomet orthopedic systems.
III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
--- Exposure to the risk of blood borne diseases, infectious and
disease-bearing specimens; infectious and contagious diseases;
hazards of handling diseased organs and tissue; odorous chemicals
and gases; low level radiation; and bio- hazardous substances.
--- Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Performs
--- Subject to interruptions and long irregular hours.
--- Required Personal Protective Equipment: Eye protection, gown,
mask, mask with face shield, non-sterile/sterile medical gloves,
IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
--- High school graduate or equivalent.
--- Current certification as a first assistant (CFA), surgical
assistant (CSA), or assistant in surgery by one the following:
--- National Board of Surgical Technology and Assisting
--- National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA)
--- American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA)
--- National Assistant at Surgery Council (NASC)
--- Current BLS/HCP certification.
--- Five (5) years experience as a Surgical Technologist in an
acute care facility, or completion of accredited Surgical
--- Previous First Assistant experience preferred.
--- Advance Specialty and resource skills required, preferably in 3
--- Knowledge of AORN standards and standards related to particular
surgical tech practice, anatomy, physiology, disease process,
pharmacology, and aseptic techniques.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Vet
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