Saint Francis Health System Surgical First Assist in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Job Summary: The Surgical First Assist assumes responsibility for providing technical assistance under the direct supervision and direction of the operating surgeon. Performs duties and tasks only under the direct supervision of the primary surgeon and only within the scope of their practice and licensure. Direct supervision by the physician employer remains immediately available.
Education: Completion of an accredited surgical technology training program.
Licensure, Registration and/or Certification: Current certification as a first assist.
Work Experience: 3 - 4 years related experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique relative to procedures where the Surgical First Assist is required. Knowledge and skill in applying principles of asepsis and infection control. Ability to recognize safety hazards and initiate appropriate corrective and /or preventive action. Ability to function effectively and harmoniously as a team member and ability to perform in emergency situations in the Operating Suite. Certified Surgical First Assists must have the ability to undergo an initial assessment of their skills and aseptic technique in the Operating suite of Saint Francis Hospital to be done by the nurse in charge or his/her designee in the Operating Suite and this assessment must be done prior to beginning work.
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