|Title||Surg Tech First Asst|
|BiWeekly Work Hours||36|
|Address||800 Wheeling Avenue|
JOB SUMMARY: The O.R. Surgical Technologist First Assistant functions as the surgeons’ assistant, working directly under his/her supervision throughout the procedures. The O.R. Surgical Technologist First Assistant will assist the nurse, surgeon, anesthesiologist and/or CRNA in the care of patients in the preoperative, intraoperative, and post-operative phase. Surgical Technologist First Assistants possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a physicians’ performance in invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Assignment to this position is made according to training and experience.
- Responsible to: Operating Room Supervisor; under the direction of, 1) Surgeon/ Physician, 2) Registered Nurse.
- Workers supervised:
- Interrelationships: Maintains open communication with co-workers, physicians, and patients.
- Education: Graduate from a surgical technology program accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) on Education in Surgical Technology – a collaborative effort of the Association of Surgical Technologists and the American College of Surgeons.
- Training & Experience: Accredited programs provide both didactic education and supervised clinical experience based on a core curriculum for surgical technology. Graduates of accredited surgical technology programs are eligible for Certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Initial certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) is based upon satisfactory performance following completion of an accredited program in surgical technology. CST’s maintain their certification earning 60 hours of approved continuing education in a four-year period or by successfully retaking the certifying examination at the conclusion of the four-year period. Certification preferred. On the job training provided. Maintains a current CPR card.
- Job Knowledge: The scrub technologist is knowledgeable of the instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He / She has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon.
Demonstrates competency as appropriate in patient care assessment for each patient population area served: Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric.
- Knowledge of growth and development
- Understanding of the patient’s needs and scope of treatment.
- Understanding of the dynamics for each patient incorporating biophysical, bio-psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, spiritual, cultural, ethical, and discharge planning needs.
- Knowledge of pain management to facilitate patient comfort through a proactive pain control plan.
- Knowledge of the total care of patients, whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment, focusing on the control of pain and other symptoms.