The Surgical Technician (ST) First Assist is responsible for assisting in direct care to patients undergoing surgical intervention by selecting, setting up, and passing of sterile instruments to the surgeon and assistants, under the direction of the RN and the surgeon. This position requires on-call coverage.
The Surgical Technician reports to the clinical manager. This position is for the Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascualr team.
The CSFA/CSA may perform specific significant surgical tasks under Professional Supervision.
Some tasks include but are not limited to the following:
Position and Prepping patients
Opening and closing surgical sites
Dissecting tissue and removal of tissue
Applying/removing dressings, splints and casts
Administering local and other topical agents as ordered
Other such procedures as requested and necessary
Responsible for assisting in direct care to patients; surgical techs continually support surgeons and nurses by selecting, setting up, and passing of sterile instruments to the surgeon and assistants
The Surgical Tech’s actions and communications should reflect Kettering Health Networks mission, vision, values, and policies in interactions with patients, families, and coworkers
Successful completion of examination for first assistant First Assistant certification
Open heart experience is required
High school diploma or equivalent.
Surgical experience preferred; with a minimum 4 years’ experience if not a graduate of an ST program
Experience as a ST preferred
If not certified ST, must obtain within a year of hire
Ability to multitask and work in fast pace environment
Able to function independently as a surgical technician
Customer service/communication skills
Ability to teach others due to being a teaching facility
On-call is required