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Technologist-Surgical First Assistant

Arnett Hospital
Date Posted
15 January, 2021
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
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Requisition Number
256606
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Technologist-Surgical First Assistant

Job Description

Overview

Provides service and support as a clinical expert before, during, and after surgical procedures. Ensures the presence and proper arrangement of surgical equipment, supplies and instrumentation in the operating room prior to each operation and to maintain readiness for emergency procedures at all times. Provides first line assistance to the surgeon in the operating room as allowed by professional and legal standards. Assists in positioning of the patient and the turnover of the operating room after the procedure ensuring proper routing and/or processing of all specimens, equipment, instrumentation and supplies. Works as a member of the surgical team with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel. Trains colleagues on various skills and tasks. Acts as a resource or mentor to colleagues with less experience.

 Requires High School Diploma/GED. Associate's Degree preferred.
• Requires certification as a Certified First Assistant obtained from the NBSTSA.
• Requires certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist obtained from the NBSTSA.
• Requires Basic Life Support Certification.
• Requires the ability to resource advanced technology.
• Requires documentation of 25 Contact Hours of Continuing Education.
• Requires knowledge of name and function of surgical equipment and instrumentation.
• Requires strict adherence to policies and regulations regarding maintenance of sterile field. Requires a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Technologist-Surgical First Assistant Role

Overview

Provides service and support as a clinical expert before, during, and after surgical procedures. Ensures the presence and proper arrangement of surgical equipment, supplies and instrumentation in the operating room prior to each operation and to maintain readiness for emergency procedures at all times. Provides first line assistance to the surgeon in the operating room as allowed by professional and legal standards. Assists in positioning of the patient and the turnover of the operating room after the procedure ensuring proper routing and/or processing of all specimens, equipment, instrumentation and supplies. Works as a member of the surgical team with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel. Trains colleagues on various skills and tasks. Acts as a resource or mentor to colleagues with less experience.

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     Requires High School Diploma/GED. Associate's Degree preferred.
  •  Requires certification as a Certified First Assistant obtained from the NBSTSA.
  •  Requires certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist obtained from the NBSTSA.
  •  Requires Basic Life Support Certification.
  •  Requires the ability to resource advanced technology.
  •  Requires documentation of 25 Contact Hours of Continuing Education.
  •  Requires knowledge of name and function of surgical equipment and instrumentation.
  •  Requires strict adherence to policies and regulations regarding maintenance of sterile field. Requires a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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