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Surgical Tech First Assistant

Job Reference: JIH02700260
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Employer: Ascension
Location: Southfield , Michigan
Sector: Wider Healthcare Team
Contract Type: Full-Time
Closing Date: 04 March 2019

Job Description

We Are Hiring

Surgical Tech First Assistant - Surgery 001 - Full-Time,Day - Ascension Providence Hospital - BU 34014 - Southfield,MI

Why Join Ascension?

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

Our Mission, Vision and Values: Ascension Michigan, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.


What You Will Do

As an associate with St. John Health-MI, 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.
  • Assist in room clean up and the removal of the soiled case cart, supplies, and trash from OR room as needed at the completion of the surgical case.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • One or more of the following:
      • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) required. American Red Cross (ARC) CPR for Professional Rescuers card will be accepted upon hire but renewal must be a BLS Provider card from AHA.
  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certified Surgical Technologist preferred. Certification from an accredited Surgical First Assistant program.

Education:

  • Associate Degree
    • Associate's degree in Surgical Tech required
  • Certificate
    • or graduation from an accredited Surgical FA program required and graduation from an accredited Surgical Tech program required, or equivalent comparable experience in a hospital OR with at least 1 year of experience as a FA

Work Experience:

  • 1 year hospital OR experience required. 1 year of FA experience required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Michigan 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.

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Thank you for considering a career with Ascension Michigan.

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