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Surgical Tech First Assistant

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The certified surgical assistant is an individual, other than a physician, who assists the surgeon in the performance of approved surgical procedures, and who works under the direct supervision of and by the request of the operating surgeon. The assistant does not concurrently serve as the scrub personnel for the surgical procedure.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Function as a first assistant or as an additional assistant to the surgeon. NOTE: Assistance is limited to the scope of the supervising physician's privileges and may include visualization of the operative site, hemostasis, and suturing.

  • Assists in moving, positioning, and prepping the patient for surgery.

  • Under the direction of the OR Nurse Manager, will function as a Surgical Tech on a wide variety of surgical cases.

  • Delivery excellent customer service by exhibiting the customer service behaviors in the performance of every aspect of the job.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS:

  • Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process.

  • Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others.

  • Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health's customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code.

  • Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information.

  • Supports and participates in a collaborative team-oriented environment - cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.

  • Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules - including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.

  • Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization.

  • Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Education / Training:

  • High school diploma required. Possess Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) as offered by the Association of Surgical Technologists. Completion of an accredited Surgical Tech First Assistant Program and shall achieve Surgical Tech First Assistant Certification (CSTFA) within two years of completing first assistant course.

  • Work Experience:

  • Two years surgical assisting experience.

  • Certification, Licensure, Registration:

  • BLS certification required.

  • Other Qualifications:

  • Specialized knowledge of surgical conditions, their clinical signs and symptoms and alternative forms of treatment in various age populations

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Physical Effort:

  • Sitting, standing, patient positioning.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak , Surgical Tech First Assistant, Other , Royal Oak, Michigan

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