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Cert Surg Tech First Assist - OR - 17th Street

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 4804
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2021

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About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: OR - 17th Street

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 0.900000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 10HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-7P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do

Summary:
Allied health professionals employed by member of the Medical Staff as OR Technicians do not function independently and are continually under direct supervision of the supervising staff member while in the Hospital. This position may provide professional care under physician supervision.

Allied health professionals employed by member of the Medical Staff as OR Technicians do not function independently and are continually under direct supervision of the supervising staff member while in the Hospital. This position may provide professional care under physician supervision.


Responsibilities:
1. Placement of urinary drainage catheter.
2. Perform tasks of positioning, prepping. and draping of the patient.
3. Retractor placement and manipulation.
4. Closely observing the operative field at all times to determine the surgeon's need for surgical exposure.
5. Demonstrating the necessary stamina for sustained retraction.
6. Demonstrating regard for the surrounding tissues when placing the retractor and when exerting pressure with the retractor.
7. Managing instruments in the operative field to prevent obstruction of the surgeon's view.
8. Anticipating exposure needs based on knowledge of the surgeon's preference, procedure, and anatomical structures.
9. Applying the electrocautery (bovie) to clamps, vessels, and tissue in a safe and knowledgeable manner.
10. Sponging bodily fluids and stylizing suction techniques.
11. Applying clamps to vessels and tying off or applying electrocautery to the vessel.
12. Placing hemostatic sutures or clamps.
13. Placing hemoclips.
14. Having knowledge of and properly applying basic and advanced knot tying techniques in order to have a secure knot.
15. Using both one- and two-handed knot techniques appropriate to surgeon preference and surgical circumstance.
16. Using proper deep tying technique in order to securely tie off deep structures without damaging tissue or losing control of vessels.
17. Controlling the tension of a knot so that tissue is approximated but not strangulated.
18. Keeping current on knot tying skills and techniques through hospital-approved training and certification.
19. Correctly approximating the layers of the wound using suturing materials and techniques that are appropriate to the tissue and according to surgeon preference.
20. Demonstrating a knowledge of different types of wound closure and suturing techniques appropriate to the kinds of tissue and the different layers of the wound.
21. Correctly applying skin staples and appropriately approximating the skin to best facilitate the healing process.
22. Keeping current on suturing skills and techniques through hospital-approved training.
23. Injecting topical anesthetic medication into skin and/or subcutaneous tissue.
24. Stabilizing the drain by suturing it to the patient’s skin.
25. Cleaning the surgical wound and applying the dressing.

1. Placement of urinary drainage catheter. 2. Perform tasks of positioning, prepping. and draping of the patient. 3. Retractor placement and manipulation. 4. Closely observing the operative field at all times to determine the surgeon's need for surgical exposure. 5. Demonstrating the necessary stamina for sustained retraction. 6. Demonstrating regard for the surrounding tissues when placing the retractor and when exerting pressure with the retractor. 7. Managing instruments in the operative field to prevent obstruction of the surgeon's view. 8. Anticipating exposure needs based on knowledge of the surgeon's preference, procedure, and anatomical structures. 9. Applying the electrocautery (bovie) to clamps, vessels, and tissue in a safe and knowledgeable manner. 10. Sponging bodily fluids and stylizing suction techniques. 11. Applying clamps to vessels and tying off or applying electrocautery to the vessel. 12. Placing hemostatic sutures or clamps. 13. Placing hemoclips. 14. Having knowledge of and properly applying basic and advanced knot tying techniques in order to have a secure knot. 15. Using both one- and two-handed knot techniques appropriate to surgeon preference and surgical circumstance. 16. Using proper deep tying technique in order to securely tie off deep structures without damaging tissue or losing control of vessels. 17. Controlling the tension of a knot so that tissue is approximated but not strangulated. 18. Keeping current on knot tying skills and techniques through hospital-approved training and certification. 19. Correctly approximating the layers of the wound using suturing materials and techniques that are appropriate to the tissue and according to surgeon preference. 20. Demonstrating a knowledge of different types of wound closure and suturing techniques appropriate to the kinds of tissue and the different layers of the wound. 21. Correctly applying skin staples and appropriately approximating the skin to best facilitate the healing process. 22. Keeping current on suturing skills and techniques through hospital-approved training. 23. Injecting topical anesthetic medication into skin and/or subcutaneous tissue. 24. Stabilizing the drain by suturing it to the patient’s skin. 25. Cleaning the surgical wound and applying the dressing. 

Position Requirements

Credentials:
Essential:
* Cert Surgical Technician
Nonessential:
* Cert Surgical First Assistant

Education:
Essential:
* Associate Degree

Other information:
1. Education: High school diploma. Completion of an accredited Surgical Tech program. Requires ability to read, write and speak English.
2. Licensure / Certifications: Certified Surgical Tech (CST). Recommended to obtain certification as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CFSA) by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting but not required. AHA BLS CPR Certification Preferred.
3. Experience preferred.

1.Education: High school diploma. Completion of an accredited Surgical Tech program. Requires ability to read, write and speak English.

2.Licensure / Certifications: Certified Surgical Tech (CST). Certified Surgical First Assistant (CFSA) by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting required. AHA BLS CPR Certification Preferred.

Experience preferred.

Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. Performs other duties as assigned. Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications. 

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve. 
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. 
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019Link 
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in HealthcareLink 
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

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