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Surgical Technologist - First Assist (CST-FA)

Company: Ascension (System Office)
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 match.

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 instrument counts.
* 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 patients.
* 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, bruits, etc).
* 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 requirements.

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.

Education:

* Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technologist program is required.
* 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.

Additional Preferences:

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:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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 from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension (System Office), Kalamazoo , Surgical Technologist - First Assist (CST-FA), Healthcare , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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