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Surgical First Assistant

Job Reference: JIH02700318
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Employer: Ascension
Location: Rochester, Michigan
Sector: Wider Healthcare Team
Contract Type: Full-Time
Closing Date: 04 March 2019

Job Description

We Are Hiring

Surgical First Assistant - Operating Room - FT Days - Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital - Rochester, MI
Shift/Schedule: Three 12-hour shifts per week, 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM. On-call and holiday rotation.

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission: Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital is dedicated to enhancing the health status of the individuals and communities we serve in partnership with our physicians, employees and community members.

Our Values:
We are called to:

  • Service of the Poor - Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
  • Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
  • Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership
  • Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship
  • Creativity - Courageous innovation
  • Dedication - Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

Our Vision: To be the recognized healthcare Employer of choice.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, you will have the opportunity to provide direct assistance to surgeons during surgical procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Positions patient to give best exposure for surgical procedure, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.
  • Provides visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
  • Utilizes appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
  • Assists with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • Must possess and maintain current BLS certification at time of hire/transfer date required.
    • Certification as a First Assist to be attained within 1 year of hire date.
  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certification as a Surgical Tech preferred.

Education:

  • Technical School
    • Graduated from an accredited Surgical Technologist program as well as graduated from an accredited First Assist program required

Work Experience:

  • Three (3) or more years perioperative experience in the scrub role, required.
  • Two or more years as surgical first assistant preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Rochester Providence Hospital is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:

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Thank you for considering a career with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

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