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Surgical First Assist Cert

Company: CommonSpirit Health
Location: Conroe
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
The Woodlands Hospital a primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, womens services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centers Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Childrens Hospital.CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.Assumes the responsibility for providing surgical assistance under the direct supervision and direction of the operating surgeon. The CFA function as interdisciplinary team member to provide a safe surgical environment with optimal outcomes for the patient. Practices in collaboration with and at the direction of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase of the patients perioperative experience. Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the CFA can assist with the other patient care activities

Responsibilities:
1. Works under the direct supervision of the surgeon2. Facilitates the physicians preference and communicates with other team members3. Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety4. Along with the surgeon assumes the accountability for verification of the correct surgical site5. Accepts appropriate delegated medical function as define within the CFA scope of practice6. Participate in the orientation of new employees and students7. Uses surgical instruments to assist the surgeon and facilitate the surgical intervention 8. Handles tissue safely9. Serves as a patient advocate10. Performs other duties as requested, according to experience and the level of skills11. Participation in data collection12. Participation in a unit, organization, or community research committee or program13. Sharing of research activities with others surgical technicians within the Perioperative Department14. Assist with using research findings in the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines for client care15. Improves knowledge base through attendance and participation in continuing education programs16. Staff development, formal and informal to increase clinical knowledge and improve critical thinking17. Obtains 20 CEUs annually18. Role models positive guest relations and collaborative practice19. Serves as a leader in the development and attainment of organizational goals as they pertain to the Certified First Assistant20. Actively Participates in professional organization related to practice (such as: AST, NSAA)

Qualifications:
Education and Licensure Required:*Certified Surgical First Assistant (CST/CFSA)* Credentialing through Medical Staff OfficeMinimum Experience:*Two (2) years of experience working in a surgical setting*BCLS

Keywords: CommonSpirit Health, Conroe , Surgical First Assist Cert, Healthcare , Conroe, Texas

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