The CSFA performs surgical technique/skill that aids in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intra-operative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. In addition to intra-operative duties, the CSFA also performs preoperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. The CSFA performs these functions during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations. This position will work at both CHH OR and South OR locations.
In addition to Surgical Services Technician duties, the Certified Surgical First Assistant performs the following duties:
1. Provides non-physician first assistant general surgical care.
2. Determine specific equipment needed per procedure.
3. Review orders to confirm procedure and special needs.
4. Select and place x-rays for reference.
5. Assist in moving and positioning of patient.
6. Insert or remove bladder catheter as needed.
7. Place pneumatic tourniquet.
8. Confirm procedure with surgeon.
9. Drape patient within surgeon's guidelines.
10. Provide retraction of tissue and organs for optimal visualization with regard to tissue type and appropriate retraction instrument and/or technique.
11. Assist in maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, use and application of appropriate surgical instrument for the task, placement of ties, placement of suture ligatures, application of chemical hemostatic agents, or other measures as directed by the surgeon.
12. Use electrocautery mono and bi-polar as directed by surgeon.
13. Clamp and ligate tissue per surgeon's direction.
14. Close all wound layers (facia, subcutaneous, and skin) at surgeon's direction.
15. Insert drainage tubes per surgeon's direction.
16. Select and apply wound dressings.
17. Perform any other non-physician First Assistant role duties as deemed necessary and as directed by the surgeon.
Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology program and certified as a Surgical Technologist First Assist.
Must have excellent communication and listening skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team, and the flexibility to prioritize and adapt in stressful situations.
Must be a Certified Surgical Technologist for a minimum of 1 year.
Must be a Certified First Assist (CSFA), Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) or Surgical Assistant-Certified (SA-C) for a minimum of 1 year.
Must have experience with orthopedic procedures.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Experience in academic environment and experience in complex cases, total joints, trauma, variety of service specialties, etc.
BLS preferred at time of hire.
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