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PRN Certified Surgical First Assistant

Company: USPI
Location: Davenport
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Davenport Ambulatory Surgery Center is seeking an experienced PRN Certified Surgical First Assistant to join our team.

DASC is your high-quality, low-cost, same-day alternative to hospital surgery.

DASC provides:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic
  • General Surgery
  • Reconstructive
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pain Management services.

    Position Overview:
    • A surgical first assistant plays a vital role in a successful surgical procedure.
    • They are primarily in charge of assisting surgeons, such as by arranging and handing over tools, holding open incisions, and dressing surgical wounds.

      Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Cauterizing wounds and vessels
      • Packing sponges in the body
      • Positioning the patient to maintain circulation and access for the surgeon
      • Placing clamps and sutures
      • Closing skin with adhesives, sutures or staples, etc.
      • Applying direct pressure on veins and tissue
      • Performing or aiding in patient suction, drainage, and irrigation
      • Hemostasis: The stopping of excess bleeding and blood flow
      • Immobilizing patients on the operating table
      • Possess a working knowledge of operating room procedures with respect to attire, infection control, sterile technique, maintaining integrity of the sterile field, and draping the surgical patient within the surgeon's guidelines.
      • Provide operating room support to physicians and surgeons, including assisting surgeons during procedures and passing require instruments during surgery.
      • Comply with all HIPAA rules and regulations.
      • Communicates effectively and courteously with visitors, physicians, and their office staff, patients, and employees. Maintains patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality per policy.
      • Complies with Policies & Procedures and adheres to safety guidelines to ensure a safe work and patient care environment.
      • Serves as a resource to other members of the health care team.Required Skills:
        • High School Diploma/GED
        • Completion of a Surgical Technician Program.
        • NBSTSA Surgical First Assistant Certification is required.
        • Two years of Certified Surgical First Assistant experience in multiple specialties or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
        • Able to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Other skills and abilities:
          • General familiarity with medical terminology as it pertains to anatomy and surgical procedures in an operating room.

            Required Experience:

            USPI complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

            Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: USPI, Orlando , PRN Certified Surgical First Assistant, Healthcare , Davenport, Florida

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