Surgical First Assistant - FT - Days - Cardiovascular Surgery - Baptist MedicalCenter

Surgical First Assistant, Full Time, Days, CVOR at IBMC

Come work with a talented team at INTEGRIS Baptist! Earn excellent benefits including paid personal time off and retirement.

Job Code: 5079

Position Summary:

The Surgical First Assistant assists the surgeon and patient care team by setting up and providing instruments, equipment and supplies for surgical procedures and related patient care activities. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Functions:

The Surgical First Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Maintains a safe, sterile environment which includes preparing, passing, holding, inserting, removing, cleaning and assembly of instruments, equipment and supplies
• Assists the RN with circulating duties, transporting, positioning, skin preps and specimen preparation
• Provides visualization of the operative site during the operative procedure
• Performs the proper techniques in positing the patient and providing assisting the surgeon
• Performs advanced skills that require knowledge of normal pathological anatomy and physiology
• Accountable for assisting in the training and / or orientation of other surgical technicians


The Surgical First Assistant reports to the assigned Clinical Manager / Director.

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Standing/Walking: Frequently; activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Seeing: Yes
Hearing: Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

High exposure to hazardous risks and contaminants, including potential for exposure to infections and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment, lasers, radiology and fluoroscopy equipment, needle sticks, suction splashing, chemicals, cleaning solvents - Stat IV, sterilization chemicals, hexacholorophate, betadine and sharps and wet floors. Temperatures may vary in procedure environment, may stand on hard floors or platforms, exposed to a variety of interruptions, odor, and must wear universal protective clothing. May be required to work overtime, late shifts, weekends and be on call. Potential for bodily injury related to lifting and incidents of workplace violence. Hazards will be minimized if universal safety procedures are followed.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Current CST/CFA Certification or 8 years experience as a scrub technician providing direct patient care and eligible to sit for the First Assistant Certification (CFA) including 350 verified cases or eligible as a graduate of an accredited CAAHEP CFA program with 135 verified cases
• Basic Live Support / CPR
• Completion of a vocational training program or in-house training program for surgical technicians
• Successful completion of Surgical Tech test.
• Must be able to communicate effectively in English
Integris Health
Oklahoma City, OK 73116, US