Surgical Tech First Assistant - Gainesville Surgery Center

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

OverviewSCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit / ResponsibilitiesThe Surgical First Assistant possesses and demonstrates competencies related to the preoperative and intraoperative aspects of care. Serves as first assistant in designated surgical procedures under the direct supervision of the operating surgeon / physician; handles all variety of tissue appropriately to reduce potential for injury or compromised blood supply; uses surgical instruments appropriately, employs principles of safe tissue handling; provides exposure to operative site; provides and maintains hemostasis and performs wound closure; demonstrates advanced knowledge of normal and pathological anatomy and physiology.* Safely positions patients for the surgical procedure and assists with transport to and from the operative suite* Assists surgeon in identifying patient and staff safety hazards* Surgical prepping and draping of patients for the surgical procedure* Provides exposure of the operative site by the appropriate use of retractors* Manipulates equipment and instruments to enhance the visual field* Suctions and sponges to maintain a dry surgical field resulting in an optimal visualization of the surgical field* Provides counter-traction of tissue utilizing various instruments* Assists with maintaining hemostasis to reduce potential for fluid volume deficits by clamping / ligating vessels, using electrocautery to tissue, applying manual direct pressure, assisting with use of pharmaceutical agents (e.g. topical thrombin) and other means as directed by the surgeon / physician* Ties and cuts sutures* Skillfully sutures all varieties of tissues / tissue planes with appropriate suture materials and suturing techniques. Assists in closure of wound or independently closes wound under the direction of the surgeon.* Assists and independently applies dressing and tape at the end of the surgical procedure using proper aseptic / sterile techniques* Maintains current knowledge of procedures performedQualifications* Graduate of an Accredited Surgical Assistant Program* Graduate from Surgical Tech Program* Certification as a CSA, SA-C, or CST/CFA through their respective certifying bodies* Must be licensed to practice as a Surgical Assistant in Illinois* CPR Certification required* Must have one (1) year of Surgical Tech experience.We value Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Surgical Care Affiliates: SCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.#SurgicalTech #SurgicalTechnologist #HealthcareJobs #MedicalJobs #Healthcare #Health #SCA #SurgicalCareAffiliates

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