Surgical Technologist/Certified Surgical First Assist
Location: La Grange, Illinois
Internal Number: 22032237
You are required to upload resume, licensure/certification with your application.
All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:
Benefits from Day One for FT/PT positions
Paid Days Off from Day One for FT/PT positions
Student Loan Repayment Program for FT/PT positions
Whole Person Wellbeing Resources
Mental Health Resources and Support
Debt-free Education (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)
Our promise to you:
Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
Location: AdventHealth La Grange
The role you’ll contribute:
The First Assistant Surgical Tech works under the direct supervision of the surgeon to facilitate the procedure and process of surgery. The First Assistant Surgical Tech is expected to prepare and position the patient for surgery, 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 Surgical First Assistant also performs pre-operative and post-operative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. These functions are performed during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations. Collaborates as part of the OR team to ensure efficient and timely room set up and turnover. Functions in the role of Surgical Scrub as needed for the department. Must maintain AdventHealth medical staff Allied Health privileges in good standing.
The value you’ll bring to the team
Utilizes physician preference cards to set up operating suites. May update cards appropriately, when instructed.
Determines appropriate surgical equipment and supplies, based on physician’s preference.
Achieves temporary and permanent hemostasis by applying appropriate techniques.
Assists with body plane closures, wound dressing applications, and securing drainage systems.
Provides visualization for operative sites by applying appropriate methods, which includes tissue manipulation, retraction, sponging, suction, and irrigation.
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Graduate of an Accredited school for Surgical Tech
Graduate of an Accredited school for Surgical Assistant
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Previous first assistant experience related to orthopedic procedures
1- 2 years of position-related experience
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Current certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA), or through the National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA), or American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA). In lieu of certification, previous documented experience as a surgeon.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.