Maintains familiarity with common positions related to the surgical procedure and uses the equipment necessary to provide the positions. (The surgeon conveys the exact position that gives the best exposure for the surgical procedure.) The Surgical First Assistant carries out the surgeonâ™s order in collaboration and conjunction with the RN. Considers the patientâ™s comfort and safety.
Provides visualization of the operative site by the following: Appropriate placement and securing of retractors, with or without padding, packing with sponges, digital manipulation of tissue, suctioning, irrigating, or sponging, manipulation of suture materials (e.g., loops, tags, running sutures), proper use of body mechanics to prevent obstruction of the surgeonâ™s view.
Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis. Ensures all safety measures related to use of electrocautery are implemented intraoperatively.
Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes.
Selects and applies appropriate wound dressings and provides assistance in securing drainage systems to tissue.
What Will You Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate from a school of surgical technology, LPN program, or military training program for surgical technology
Completion of a training program for surgical first assisting
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Experience in the clinical setting related to area of specialty
Previous first assistant experience related to the area of specialty
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA), or through the National Surgical Association as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA), or American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA)
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
The Surgical First Assistant provides 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. Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.