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Surgical Tech First Assist

Company: CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

At CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs patients are at the heart of our care. Our campus is designed to heal the body mind and spirit of every person in a more comfortable less stressful hospital environment. Our full range of medical services include a new pavilion featuring enhancements in heart and vascular care surgery maternity cancer care and diagnostic imaging.
Job Summary / PurposeThe Surgical First Assistant practices under the direction of the surgeon during the Perioperative phase. Uses and Discloses patient protected health information: 1) Only as it applies to job functions, 2) in amounts minimally necessary for intended purpose and 3) in a confidential manner.Essential Key Job Responsibilities -In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the job description for Surgical Tech or RN, this position will include the following:

Has knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative techniques related to first assisting.
Will meet the Surgical First Assistant competencies of department and the National Certified Surgical Tech First Assistant organization. -
Must possess skill in the following behaviors:
Tissue manipulation/use of instruments: - consists of the handling of tissue and appropriate selection and use of surgical instruments to assure proper treatment of tissue, decreased incidence of infections and rapid healing of the surgical site. - -
Retraction: - selection and placement of appropriate retraction of instruments to assist the surgeon by providing exposure, optimum visualization and prevention of tissue/organ injury at the operative site. - -
Wound Closure: - The State of Nebraska does not recognize that wound closure is an appropriate standard of practice for an unlicensed clinician/technician (such as a CST) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and there are no state regulations governing the practice of the Surgical Tech First Assist. - Therefore, wound closure for the First Assist is only permitted for RNFA's as outlined in this addendum.
Hemostasis: use of surgical techniques at the operative site, which will promote adequate visual assessment of and access to the operative site; prevent blood loss, decrease operative time and promote wound healing. - -
Acts as a preceptor in orientation of new staff & provides frequent updates of progress throughout orientation period.
Maintain and update self-knowledge base including clinical aspects and educational techniques, contributes to updating orientation manuals and evaluation tools.The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
Completion of an accredited Surgical Technology First Assist programCurrent BLS Certification.Current CSTFA/CSFA CertificationTwo years of a scrubbing/assisting experience within the last four years -#CHIMercyCB
Pay Range
$23.98 - $34.78 /hour

Keywords: CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs , Surgical Tech First Assist, Other , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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