The First Assistant Functions as a first assistant during operative and other invasive procedures in accordance with credentials, privileges, experience, education and competency verification.
Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
Review patient health data relevant to the operative or invasive procedure (e.g., history and physical).
Function as a first assistant during operative and other invasive procedures by
providing exposure through correct use of instruments, retractors, suction, and sponging techniques as directed by the surgeon;
handling and dissecting tissues as directed by the surgeon;
clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points, and ligating vessels as directed by the surgeon;
placing drains as directed by the surgeon; and
suturing muscle, fascia, subcutaneous, and skin as directed by the surgeon.
Serve as a resource to peers, colleagues, and others in relation to first assistant activities.
Maintain regulatory, credentialing, and privileging requirements necessary for practice as a first assistant.
Participate in ongoing educational and competency verification activities applicable to first assistant activities.
Maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
Comply with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards, and professional guidelines.
Travel Requirement: The First Assistant will be required to work in both NPSC locations: Lancaster and Lebanon.
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Required Experience and Education:
Graduate from an accredited surgical technologist program.
One of the following certifications is required:
Active Certified surgical assistant (CSA)
Active Certified surgical first assistant (CSFA)
Active Surgical assistant, certified, (SA-C)
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Five years perioperative services experience.
Completion of the organization's credentialing process.
Basic computer skills (e.g., Microsoft® Word).
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Physically demanding, high-stress environment.
Exposure to blood, sharp instruments and other devices, body fluids and tissue, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions.
Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients.
Manual and finger dexterity.
Hand and eye coordination.
Standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs.
Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range.
Working under stressful conditions.
Internal Number: 186744
About North Pointe Surgery Center
North Pointe Surgery Center is an outpatient facility designed to get patients back on their feet as soon as possible. When our patients need orthopedic surgery, this bright, comfortable, state-of-the-art facility helps them avoid lengthy hospital stays. NPSC provides a safe and professional environment with the highest quality of care to our patients and families. We strive to meet the highest standards of care by embracing state of the art and cost-effective procedures and techniques.
With locations in Lancaster and Lebanon, North Pointe Surgery Center offers:
Ambulatory orthopedic surgical services
Seven fully equipped operating rooms
Pre and post-operative rooms
Pain management services
Outpatient Joint Replacements (Lebanon location)