What You Will Do: Provide direct assistance to surgeons during surgical procedures.
Position patient to give best exposure for surgical procedure, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.
Provide visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
Utilize appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
Assist 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.
Participate as a surgical team member in the preparation of the surgical suite according to surgeon's preference cards with appropriate instruments, resources and supplies.
Participate as a surgical team member under the supervision of a physician and/or approved Certified Surgical First Assistant preceptor.
Contribute to Mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit embodied within the Mission Statement:
Service to the Poor - support the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life;
Reverence - respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life;
Integrity - inspiring trust through personal leadership;
Wisdom - integrating excellence and stewardship;
Creativity - courageous innovation;
Dedication - affirming hope and joy in our ministry.
What You Will Need: Licensure / Certification / Registration:
BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.
Certified First Surgical Assistant obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required. Associates who hired/transferred before 04/30/2018 are not required to hold certification.
High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.
Why Join Our Team: As one of the largest health systems in the state, we offer rewarding careers across eight hospitals, in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. We employ more than 8,000 associates and serve a 68-county area. As we continue to grow, we need compassionate caregivers to join us on our journey and to help influence care across our hospitals. We provide our associates with the support needed to re-energize, engage and experience the joy of caring for our patients. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care - including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Ascension Saint Thomas is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
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