Surgical Technologist - First Assistant (CSTFA)
Company: Ascension (System Office)
Posted on: July 13, 2019
We Are Hiring
Ascension Borgess Hospital is adding to our team of dedicated
Surgical Technologist - First Assistant. We have recently added new
surgical suites and other advancements such as new facilities to
sterilize surgical instruments. If you want to work in a state of
the art facility alongside some of the best surgical teams in the
region, join us in our journey to deliver compassionate and
personalized care to those we serve.
Ascension Borgess is nationally recognized for specialty services
in cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, bariatric, stroke,
rehabilitation and spine care, among others. Ascension Borgess is
also a major referral center regionally for emergency and trauma
services; a behavioral health crisis center; the Diabetes and
Endocrine Center; diagnostic services & radiology; sleep medicine;
women's health; the Birthing Center; and sports medicine. Borgess
physicians offer primary care services at more than 120
This is a PRN Day position.
Why Join Ascension?
Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the US. We
have over 2600 sites of care across 22 states and the District of
Columbia. Our mission is to deliver spirituality-centered holistic
care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and
More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job.
It's a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality
healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and
the community. With a mission established 100 years ago, your role
on the team will contribute to a legacy that has supported our
community for over a century.
Strength in our People: At Ascension, we believe our people are our
strength and we invest in them. In addition to the chance to have a
positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates
benefit from significant professional opportunities, career
advancement, training and competitive wages. We also support
work-life balance and spirituality in the workplace.
Wellbeing Programs: Transforming healthcare starts with taking care
of our associates. We know our associates are busy and on the go.
We provide our team resources and tools to help them proactively
manage their physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing.
Compensation/Benefits: At Ascension, we provide a competitive
compensation package inclusive of a wide range of flexible benefit
options. We support work-life balance through generous paid time
off and encourage spirituality in the workplace.
What You Will Do
As an Surgical Technologist - First Assistant 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
* 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
* 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
* BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association
(AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job
* 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.
* 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
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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