Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon and RN to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
A certified first assistant (CFA) is a certified surgical technician who provides primary assistance with the care of the surgical patient under the direct supervision of the surgeon. The CFA provides exposure, hemostasis, and tying or suturing functions as determined by the primary physician. The CFA may not concurrently function as the scrub nurse or technician while acting as a first assistant, but will be required to function as the primary scrub nurse or technician when not first assisting.
Previous OR experience required
Previous OR experience is required for members of CV team
Certification as a Certified First Assistant (CFA) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) is required. BLS provider required
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