Ascension Health Surgical First Assistant - Surgery in Grand Blanc, Michigan
Schedule: FT Days 7a-7:30p with on-call. 30 minute response time required
Hospital: Ascension Genesys Hospital
Location: Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Under the direct supervision of the attending physician, performs a variety of first assistant duties. Functions as a second assistant; fills in for surgical technicians and surgical physician assistants; prepares sterile supplies; uses sterile technique, and properly handles and maintains surgical equipment and instruments; participates in education programs, and performs other related duties as requested by authorized personnel.
Perform a variety of first assistant duties under the direct supervision of the attending physician including such duties as: Dissection of tissues, vein harvesting, clamping vessels, major suturing (peritoneum, fascia, subcutaneous tissue, subcuticular and/or skin closure with staples, hemostasis with clamps and/or hemostatic clips, hemostasis and dissection with cautery).
Function as a second assistant performing surgical procedures such as: Retraction, maintenance of a clear surgical field through sponging and suctioning, maneuvering retractors in laparoscopic procedures, minor suturing, typing sutures, holding limbs, and maneuvering camera on laparoscopic and arthroscopic procedures. Able to assist physician in hemostasis and dissection.
Take call as first assistant as needed for all specialties.
Prepare sterile supplies, sets up cases, scrubs and assists with surgical procedures such as passing instruments, sponges, suture materials, etc., using sterile technique.
Properly handles and maintains surgical instruments and other departmental equipment.
Participate in formal and informal education programs as required. Attend continuing education seminars and conferences to maintain any certification requirements and current knowledge in the field.
Perform other related duties as requested by authorized personnel.
Function as a surgical technician in place of First Assistant duties as necessary; to include preparation, follow through and clean up responsibilities of a case.
Function as a role model / preceptor facilitating patient care, promoting quality care and providing expertise to the OR team.
Assists the OR Team with the turnover and facilitation of consecutive cases.
Graduate of a Surgical First Assistant Program.
Five years of current operating room scrub and/or assisting experience.
Successful completion of the First Assistant Certification Examination.
Must be dependable, flexible, and possess professional communication skills, initiative, tact, diplomacy, and other skills necessary to perform all the duties of this position.
Maximum qualifications preferred.
Must be dependable and possess good communication skills, initiative, tact, diplomacy, and other skills necessary to perform all the duties of the position.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, must possess visual and auditory acuity, perform fine detail work, and possess manual dexterity.
Work setting is a surgical suite. May be exposed to patient illness, communicable diseases, blood and body fluid hazards, and hazardous chemicals.
Must attend new employee orientation and department orientation.
The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The most recently dated job description on file in the Human Resources Department will be considered the official job description.
Licensure / Certification / Registration:
Certified BLS Provider specializing in Basic Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
Certified First Surgical Assistant credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) preferred.
Certified Surgical Tech credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) preferred.
- Completion of a recognized scrub technician college program preferred.
- Requires five (5) years of current operating room scrub and/or assisting experience.
No additional preferences.
Why Join Our Team
Ascension Michigan operates 16 hospitals and more than 300 related healthcare facilities that together employ nearly 23,000 compassionate associates. When you join our care teams, you join a team dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve throughout Michigan.
Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 150,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.
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