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Surgical First Assistant - Kensington Medical Center

Under direct and immediate supervision of a surgeon will perform the role of 1st assistant during surgical procedures.
Essential Functions:
+ Positions the patient in accordance with the surgeon's instruction.
+ Uses standard and specialized equipment to aid in patient positioning.
+ Provides the surgeon with appropriate visualization of the operative site using retractors, sponges, digital manipulation, and other techniques according to standards.
+ Utilizes appropriate technique to assist surgeon with temporary or permanent hemostasis by providing aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient.
+ Performs duties as a surgical technician in all surgical specialties practicing in the ambulatory surgery center.
+ Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes, i.e., sutures and staples.
+ Selects and applies appropriate wound dressings.
+ Assists with patient transport to and from OR, including from gurney to bed.
+ Participates in monitoring quality of care according to professional standards and established criteria.
+ Performs other related duties as indicated.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
+ Internal candidates: Five (5) years of documented experience as a certified surgical technician required.
+ External candidates: Three (3) years of continuous, documented experience as a certified surgical assistant in the role of 1st assistant.
Education
+ High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
+ Certification credentialed by one of the following is required:
+ The National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting -Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA).
+ Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST) - Certified Surgical Technologist/Certified First Assistant (CST/CFA) credential.
+ National Surgical Assistant Association - Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA).
+ American Board of Surgical Assistants - Surgical Assistant - Certified (SA-C).
+ BLS certification required.
Additional Requirements:
+ Clinical competence required by attending staff development programs.
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Strong Orthopedic and General Surgery experienced preferred.
COMPANY: KAISER
TITLE: Surgical First Assistant - Kensington Medical Center
LOCATION: Kensington, Maryland
REQNUMBER: 689274
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.


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