Certified Surgical Technician First Assist

Certified Surgical Technician First Assist

LifeBridge Health | Randallstown, MD, 21133, US
Salary Range:$47,000 – $69,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 7 days ago

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Position Summary:As defined by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), surgical assistants provide aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. The Certified Surgical Technologist First Assistant (CSTFA) may function as a first or second assistant as directed according to hospital policy. In addition to intraoperative duites, the CSTFA also performs preoperative and post operative duties to better facilitate patient care. The CSTFA performs these functions during the procedure under the direction and supervision of the surgeon/physician and in accordance with hospital policy, appropriate laws and regulations. When not activiely assisting the surgeon/physician, may assist in rendering patient care at the direction of the Surgical Assistance Manager which may include hospital zone based patient care procedures.Supports the O.R. team with preparation for procedure start, perioperatively and the conclusion of assisting duties.Qualifications/Requirements:Formal working knowledge; equivalent to an Associate's degree (2 years college); requires knowledge of aspecialized field.Education/Knowledge:Experience: 3-5 yearsEducation Discipline: Graduate of CAAHEP Surgical Assistant program recognized by US Dept. Of Ed. & The JC or equiv. job experience mandated by ABSA, NBSTSA or NSAA. Current certification CFSA, CSA or SA-C & CST including CEUs requirements.American Heart Association CPR CertificationInitial Certification CFSA, CSA or SA-CMaintain mandated cert. competencies & CEUs Cert. conferred byABSA, NBSTSA or NSSACommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) Surgical Assistant program as recognized by the US Dept. of Education and the Joint Commission or equivalent experience as mandated by American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA), National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA). Must have current certification as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CTFA), Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) or Surgical Assistant Certified (SA-C) and certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)Location: LifeBridge Health · SURGERY HOUSE STAFFSchedule: Full-time w/Weekend Commitment, Day shift