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FT-Certified Surgical First Assistant- OR

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Durham
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionNorth Carolina Specialty Hospital (NCSH) is now seeking qualified candidates for
Full-Time Certified Surgical Frist Assist- OR
North Carolina Specialty Hospital (NCSH), has a long standing tradition of providing quality care for our patients. Our state of the art medical facility located in the Raleigh-Durham area specializes in orthopedic, ophthalmology, ear, nose, and throat as well as sports medicine, oral, plastic, podiatry, general bariatric, interventional radiology, pain management, and reconstructive surgery. We tailor our facility and resources to best fit the needs of each. We are able to provide individualized attention to each and every patient we serve, with physicians providing personalized care.
Salary Range: $28-$35 per hour depending on experience
Sign-On Bonus: $5000 with a 2-year commitment
NCSH offers competitive pay, full benefits package (including, but not limited to: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance), 401K plans with company match and Paid Time Off.
Job Summary-Under the supervision of the Director of Surgical Services, this position assists with surgical procedures under the guidance of surgeons, registered nurse(s), or additional O.R. personnel.
Skills & Abilities-

  • Able to work independently and met established deadlines
  • Able to make sound reasonable decisions
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to concentrate on many detailed requests despite numerous interruptions
  • Demonstrates accountability, professionalism, openness, receptive to change, creativity and innovative
  • Ability to identify and calmly handle inherently stressful situation with tact
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to develop excellent working relationships with consumers and staff
  • Seeks guidance, direction and assistance when needed
  • Ability to be flexible and take on new responsibilities

    Job Duties-

    • Anticipates the needs of the surgeon and surgical team during an operation, assists the surgeon with tasks such as selecting equipment, holding open incisions, stopping bleeding, closing the incision, among other technical tasks
    • Surgical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Positioning the patient for surgery and aiding with draping, clearing the area where the surgeon will operate and holding open incisions by using tissue retractors, sponges, or operating suction or irrigation equipment, selecting and passing instruments and supplies during an operation, stopping bleeding by sponging, clamping, tying, or cauterizing vessels, or suturing tissue layers as directed by the surgeon, applying dressings to surgical wounds, counting sponges, needles, and other materials before and after the operation, closing the incision at the end of the procedure
    • Performs scrub activities based on principles of aseptic technique, infection control, universal precautions guidelines, environmental control, and life safety guidelines: anticipates needs of patient and surgeon; demonstrates critical thinking skills and prioritize activities when performing the scrub role; under supervision of the RN, demonstrates ability to prepare medications for procedures to be used by physicians; knows of routine drugs used intra-operatively, dosages, and/or concentration and appropriate route of administration
    • Prepares and knows the specific uses of equipment, instrumentation and supplies used for surgical procedures
    • Locates and operates equipment. Handles and operates equipment properly. Initiates service request and reports to supervisor action taken when malfunction of equipment occurs
    • Performs scrub role, without assistance by locating supplies, equipment, and instruments; prepares operating room utilizing preference cards to set up surgical instruments and equipment; independently prepares the sterile field for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients for the intra-operative experience; differentiates and demonstrates knowledge of sterilization methods required for instruments or equipmentImplements and maintains preference cards in an updated complete form utilizing automated process and clinical information systems appropriately and efficientlyIdentifies potential risks to patients: identifies risks to patients in order to reduce incidence of injury; identifies actions to eliminate, minimize or report risks; identifies procedures to follow in the event of an incident; reports processes for common problems, failures and user errors

      Training, Education & Experience-

      • Graduate of an accredited School of Surgical Technology
      • Current and active Certified Surgical First Assistants (CSFA) required
      • Must be able to communicate and understand the English language both verbal and written
      • BLS certification from American Heart Association required
      • Minimum of one (1) year of previous surgery experience in at least two (2) specialty areas* required

        • This position includes full benefit package, PTO, and eligibility to participate in group 401(k) plan (subject to applicable waiting periods).

          COVID-19 protocol: mandatory staff vaccinations, face masks, social distancing, patient testing, visitor restrictions, and terminal cleaning.

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Durham , FT-Certified Surgical First Assistant- OR, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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