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Surgical Tech-First Asst

Company: Southern Illinois Healthcare
Location: Murphysboro
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Your Career. Our Company. Together, We Grow. At Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), we realize that in order to provide our surrounding communities with excellent care, we must begin by providing our employees with that same care and appreciation. We offer rich opportunities to develop and grow professionally, an environment of excellence in patient care, and the awareness that everything we accomplish is a direct outgrowth of the superb efforts and dedication of our employees. As a non-profit system of almost 4000 employees, we have won national acclaim for our cancer, cardiac, stroke, bariatric, breast imaging, and rehabilitation services. Responsible for assisting the surgeon in performing a safe surgical procedure to maximize patient outcomes. Responsibilities Prepares rooms with appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies, and equipment necessary for area of specialty. Monitors and restocks supplies.Completes skin preparation and draping.Opens sterile supplies and sets up for procedures.Provides wound exposure through proper use of retractors so surgeon may clearly view operative site.Through use of suction and sponges, provides a dry field of operation to permit optimum vision of tissue, viscera, vessels, etc.Provides homeostasis by use of clamps, cautery, ligation.May complete partial wound closure subcutaneous tissues and skin only under direct supervision of the surgeon.Applies in application of special dressings such as circumferential elastic bandages and taping.Assists in maintaining correct count of instruments, sutures, and sponges.Decontaminates instruments, supplies and equipment according to established policies and procedures; handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately.Communicates and interfaces with team members, patients, and medical staff to ensure high quality patient care.Transports patients to and from Operating room suite; position patients according to type of surgery.Performs biological and chemical monitoring in accordance with quality assurance standards.Adheres to SIH organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.Reports any unusual incidents to circulating nurse.Assists in identifying, collecting, and caring for specimens.Assists in dismantling tables and instruments after procedure.Assembles special operating tables such as fracture tables, positioning devices.Provides knowledge of surgical anatomy, operative techniques related to the operative procedure.Provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative duties, as well, as preoperative and postoperative duties under the direction and supervision of the surgeon.#PIQImage Qualifications Associate's Degree or from a surgical technology programs accredited through ARC/STSA, and from an accredited Surgical First Assist training program (NBSTSA-National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting).Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate Certified Surgical First Assist (CSFA) and CSFA Certification within one year of employment and case log per NBTSA criteria.Registered by the State of Illinois #PIQOp PandoLogic. Keywords: Surgical Technician, Location: Murphysboro, IL 62966, PL: 532064905

Keywords: Southern Illinois Healthcare, Evansville , Surgical Tech-First Asst, Healthcare , Murphysboro, Indiana

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