Surgical First Assist Technologist Certified at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Janesville, Wisconsin

Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling.

WI-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Janesville

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Job Summary:

Assists surgeons skillfully during a variety of surgical procedures.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Uses surgical instruments skillfully in ways consistent with their design and purpose as directed by the surgeon. Provides exposure of operative site through use of retractors and other instruments and through suctioning and sponging.

  • Sutures skillfully all varieties of tissue with the appropriate suture materials and suturing techniques. Handles all variety of tissue appropriately to reduce potential for injury or compromised blood supply.

  • Anticipates and plans individualized care based on advanced knowledge of the surgical procedure and anticipates unexpected patient and surgeon needs.

  • Prepares equipment, supply and resource needs based on an individualized plan of care. Re-evaluates and modifies resource needs as needed.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform all aspects of a variety of surgical procedures. Implements a plan of care that incorporates physician prescribed treatments, nursing assessments and diagnostic data in a manner that is prioritized, timely, and integrated with the plan of care. Utilizes critical judgment to analyze patient assessment data to develop an appropriate plan of care.

  • Performs in a variety of surgical specialties as needed.

  • Demonstrates competence in delegation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and team building. Evaluates care given by team members and gives feedback. Effectively supervises team members and maintains accountability for standard of care provided. Acts as a resource to other team members.

  • Demonstrates and maintains knowledge and skills necessary to meet physical, psycho-social, spiritual, cultural, and age appropriate needs of each patient.

  • Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively on a team. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with patients, significant others, multidisciplinary team members and co-workers.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree or Clinical Certification


  • Three years' experience


  • Constant use of vision to judge distances and spatial relationships and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Constant use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Constant lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Frequent lifting/moving patients.

  • Frequent bending, stooping, reaching and gripping.

  • Frequent use of clear vision at 20 inches or less.

  • Frequent use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing over 50 lbs.

  • Occasional use of clear vision at 20 feet or more.

  • Occasional use of sitting, squatting, twisting and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional keyboard use/data entry.

  • Rare kneeling.

Licenses / Certifications:

Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) - National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:



44030026 Operating Room

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

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