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Surgical First Assist Certified

CHI Saint Joseph Health System Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
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Requisition ID 2022-264167 Employment Type PRN Department General Surgery Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Day Shift Remote No Category Technician
Overview

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

Job Summary:

The certified surgical assistant employed by the operating room will be assigned to first assist physicians in surgery performing specific tasks under the supervision of the physician.

Essential Functions:

In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the job description for Surgical Technician job description, this position will include the following:
-Assists with positioning the patient, provide application of surgical antiseptic solution and draping the patient in a standardized sterile fashion.
-Under physician supervision, may be expected to open and close surgical sites, harvest grafts, assist with hemostasis, dissect and remove tissue, insert devices, alter tissue and other such procedures as requested.
-Provide assistance in securing drainage systems to tissue and applying appropriate wound dressing.
-Under professional supervision, may be expected to perform specific significant tasks, which includes applying and removing splints/casts, placing foley catheters, and administering local anesthesia.
-Other tasks as assigned.


Qualifications

Education:
A graduate of an accredited Operating Room Technician Program. A graduate of a Surgical First Assist Program.

Certification:
Certified Surgical Technologist required.
Certification in Surgical Assisting required.
Basic Life Support Certification through the A.H.A. required.


Experience (required and preferred):

One year of surgical technician experience required.
One year Surgical Assisting experience preferred.

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