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Surgical First Assistant Operating Room

Company:
SCL Health
Location:
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
September 19, 2021
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

 

You.

 

 

 

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Surgical First Assistant in the Operating Room.

 

 

 

You know how to stay organized and move fast. You respond calmly in high pressure situations.

 

 

 

Youre generous with your thoughts, your partnership and especially your voice in the OR because your opinion matters.

 

 

 

Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

 

 

 

Us.

 

 

 

Our Operating Room boasts 9 surgical suites with one heart room and one cystoscopy room.  Main OR specialties include: OB-GYN, Orthopedics (largest service line), General Surgery, Cardiac, Neuro, ENT, Urology, Plastics and Podiatry.  We also have DaVinci robotics on-site.

 

 

 

We are proud to be a Heart and Neurovascular Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Primary Stroke Center, and a Level III Trauma Center.

 

 

 

Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years.

 

 

 

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.

 

 

 

We.

 

 

 

Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

 

 

 

Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

 

 

 

Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

 

 

 

Your day.

 

 

 

As a Surgical First Assistant, you need to know how to:

 

 

 
     
  • Provide direct assistance to surgeons during surgical procedures.
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  • Position patient to give best exposure for surgical procedure, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.
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  • Provide visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
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  • Utilize appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
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  • Assist with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.
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  • May perform sponge, sharps, and instrument count according to hospital policy and procedure.
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  • Participate as a surgical team member in the preparation of the surgical suite according to surgeon's preference cards with appropriate instruments, resources and supplies.
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  • Work collaboratively with other surgical team members to maintain/update physician preference cards.
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  • Work collaboratively with team members to support cost containment processes and initiatives.
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Your experience.

 

 

 

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

 

 

 
     
  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical First Assistant or Physician Assistant program, required
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  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association, required
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  • Current certification as a Surgical First Assistant (SFA) or a Licensed Physician Assistant (LPA), preferred
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  • At least one (1) year of Surgical First Assistant experience, preferred
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Your next move.

 

 

 

Now that you know more about being a Surgical First Assistant on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

 

 

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