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Surgical Technologist - First Assistant (CST-FA) - Kalamazoo

Company: Ascension
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: March 16, 2019

Job Description:

We Are Hiring Surgical Technologist FA - Surgery IP 001 - PRN Day - Borgess Medical Center - Kalamazoo, MIPRN per unit policy.Why Join Ascension? Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region's largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999. What You Will Do As an Associate with Ascension Borgess Hospital, you will have the opportunity to 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. Provide expertise in intra-operative procedures at Borgess Medical Center. Provides other technical functions to enable the surgeon to perform procedures with optimal results for the patient as outlined in the Surgical Technologist FA competency based orientation. Will be provided procedural supervision by the attending surgeon and will be evaluated by the professional and clinical skill performance evaluation tool which will include multiple physician evaluations.You will:

  • Follow the aseptic technique standard within the surgical setting and corrects any breaks in technique.
  • Arrange operating room equipment and supplies following surgeon's preference card and procedure requirements.
  • Follow 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 Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
    • Required Credential(s):
      • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
      • 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.
      • Certified Surgical Tech credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 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.Equal Employment Opportunity Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.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.

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