Surgical Technologist - First Assist (CST-FA)
Company: Ascension (System Office)
Posted on: November 22, 2021
We Are Hiring:
* SIGN-ON BONUS available!!!
Join our Ascension Borgess Allegan Team as a Surgical Technologist
- First Assist (CST-FA)
We offer you a competitive compensation, professional development,
well-being programs and holistic growth opportunities. Work-life
balance through generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement,
adoption assistance, medical, dental, vision and retirement
What You Will Do:
Ensure the quality of and appropriateness of care for all age
groups in the specific patient population to include neonates,
infants, children, adolescents and geriatrics. Demonstrate an
ability to assist surgeons as directed in surgical procedures for
all patients. Provide guidance and supervision to other surgical
technicians meeting quality and cost effective outcomes.
* Follow the aseptic technique standard within the surgical setting
and corrects any breaks in technique.
* Arranges operating room equipment and supplies following surgeons
preference card and procedure requirements.
* Follows policy and procedure standards for sponge, needle and
* The surgeon shall convey the exact position that will give the
best exposure for the surgical procedure. The surgical assistant
will carry out this order. Consideration will be given to the
patient s comfort and safety.
* Assist surgeons as directed in surgical procedures for all
* Provide guidance and supervision to other surgical technicians
meeting quality and cost effective outcomes.
* Handle, prepare and administration of medication while under the
supervision of a physician.
* Immediate postoperative evaluation of the most common
postoperative complications or conditions (ex: peripheral pulses,
* The above is intended to describe the general content of and
requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be
construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or
What You Will Need:
Licensure / Certification / Registration:
* BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association
(AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job
transfer date required.
* Certified Surgical Assistant specializing in First Assistant
credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and
Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained within 18 Months (1 1/2 year)
of hire date or job transfer date required.
* Certified Surgical Tech credentialed from the National Board of
Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained prior
to hire date or job transfer date required.
* Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technologist program is
* Graduation from accredited First Assistant program within 18
months of start date.
* Proficient as first and/or second scrub for minimum for four (4)
years. Consideration given for years of experience.
No additional preferences.
Why Join Our Team:
Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers
across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities.
Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered,
holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the
communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for
work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional
development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish
personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding
career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.
When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000
individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving
others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our
inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches
and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools
that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In
fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance
alone to support associate growth and development. If you are
looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in
your community, we invite you to join our team today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Ascension Borgess is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and
affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without
regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity,
sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran
status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the
following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:
EEO is the Law Poster Supplement
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to
individuals who have applied for a position using our official
application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of
employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information
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