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First Assist Surg Tech I

Company: Mid Michigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

Position InformationFTE: 1.000000Exempt: NoAny Shift: 40 Hrs/Wk; 80 Hrs/PayWeekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedulePay Grade: 10Position SummaryThis position prepares the surgical suite for the procedure by assisting the surgical technologist along with the registered nurse in gathering equipment, instruments, and supplies to perform the procedure. Assure all supplies and equipment are available for the procedure and in working condition. This position assists the surgeon in the care of the patient while in the operating room through providing exposure, aid in hemostasis, closure and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with maximum results for the patient. In providing proper draping, retracting, suctioning, sponging, suturing, tissue handling and cautery techniques. The assistant will apply appropriate dressing material specific to procedure. This position assists the surgeon in the care of the patient while in the operating room through utilization of the operating room team concept. This position is part of the surgical services resource pool and functions where needed. Hours are flexible according to the needs of the departments.ResponsibilitiesESSENTIAL:Responsibilities:(50%)* Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedure, anatomy and physiology, and operative techniques related to specific procedure.(20%)* Assures all necessary supplies, equipment or instruments are opened or available. Ensure items are charged for appropriately by confirming with nurse and surgical technologist.(20%)* Assists physician as directed with proper positioning, draping, retracting, suctioning, sponging, tissue handling, cautery techniques, stapling devices, and suturing.(10%)* Assists team members in transportation, positioning and total care of patients.OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Demonstrates a broad range of knowledge with proficiency in preparation of surgical procedures and has versatility in applicable surgical technologist duties role if needed.Participates in orientation, ongoing competencies, education, and staff development.Participates in regulatory surveys. Participates in performance improvement activities.Fulfills on-call responsibilities and extra shift coverage as needed.Demonstrates a positive, courteous, and helpful attitude toward patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful situations.Shares information and reports significant changes and./or abnormal findings to appropriate team members.Attend and/or participate in professional association activities and programs to assure being current on regulations, guidelines, and professional standards of care.Remain current on new developments in healthcare by reading professional journals and attending seminars when applicable.Other duties as assigned.QualificationsEducation:Essential:* High School Diploma or GED* Technical CertificateEducation equivalent experience:Essential:* Knowledge of surgical procedures and standards of practice acquired through a surgical technology program accredited through Commission on Accreditation of Alllied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) which upon completion may certify for certified surgical technologist exam or completion of a certified Surgical Technology program which upon completion of program may receive a National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification. Certifications must be valid with National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) and National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).Credentials:Essential:* Basic Life Support* Cert Surgical TechnologistCredential equivalent experience:Essential:* CST obtained within two years of signing job description.EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:Five years' experience as a surgical technologist. On the job trained as a First Assistant at MidMichigan or 5 years' experience as a First Assistant. Once career ladder implemented at Medical Center, first assistant must complete skills/practice competency as described in the career ladder for current first assistant level.Manual dexterity and mechanical skills needed to properly use and hold surgical instruments.Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft? Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.A surgical tech who graduated from a CAAHEP-accredited surgical tech program or military surgical tech training program preferred.Physical/Mental Requirements and Working ConditionsExposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

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