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Surgical First Assist

Company: Ascension
Location: Nashville
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

We Are Hiring Title: First Asst-SurgicalCity, State: Nashville,TNLocation: St Thomas Midtown HospitalDepartment: Surgery IPAdditional Job Details: Full-Time,Day, 40 hours,WeeklyRobotics team. Four 10 hr shifts 6:45a- 5:15p.What You Will Do Job Summary:Provides direct assistance to surgeons during surgical procedures. Responsibilities:

  • Positions patient to give best exposure for surgical procedure, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.
  • Provides visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
  • Utilizes appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
  • Assists with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.
  • Assist in room clean up and the removal of the soiled case cart, supplies, and trash from OR room as needed at the completion of the surgical case.
  • Participates as a surgical team member in the preparation of the surgical suite according to surgeon's preference cards with appropriate instruments, resources and supplies. Qualifications Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
    • Required Credential(s):
      • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
      • Certified First Surgical Assistant obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date. Education:
        • Diploma
          • Associate's degree or Technical degree in a related field, or combination of High School degree and related experience required. Associate's degree or Technical degree in a related field, or specific certification related to position preferred. Work Experience:
            • 2 Years Preferred Technical Experience.Equal Employment Opportunity Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination. Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion. 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.E-Verify Statement Saint Thomas Health participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information. E-Verify (link to E-verify site)

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