Surgical First Assist Certified
Company: CHI Saint Joseph Health System
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington
Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of
Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their
health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to
the poor and underserved - a tradition still carried out today.
Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky
with a full range of services including distinguished awards for
cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health
supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a
Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and
Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With
our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building
healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and
vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both
inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Job Summary:The certified surgical assistant employed by the
operating room will be assigned to first assist physicians in
surgery performing specific tasks under the supervision of the
physician. -Essential Functions:In addition to fulfilling the
requirements of the job description for Surgical Technician job
description, this position will include the following:-Assists with
positioning the patient, provide application of surgical antiseptic
solution and draping the patient in a standardized sterile
fashion.-Under physician supervision, may be expected to open and
close surgical sites, harvest grafts, assist with hemostasis,
dissect and remove tissue, insert devices, alter tissue and other
such procedures as requested.-Provide assistance in securing
drainage systems to tissue and applying appropriate wound
dressing.-Under professional supervision, may be expected to
perform specific significant tasks, which includes applying and
removing splints/casts, placing foley catheters, and administering
local anesthesia.-Other tasks as assigned. -
Education:A graduate of an accredited Operating Room Technician
Program. A graduate of a Surgical First Assist Program.
-Certification:Certified Surgical Technologist required.
Certification in Surgical Assisting required.Basic Life Support
Certification through the A.H.A. required. -Experience (required
and preferred):One year of surgical technician experience required.
One year Surgical Assisting experience preferred. - -
Keywords: CHI Saint Joseph Health System, Lexington , Surgical First Assist Certified, Other , Lexington, Kentucky
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