Surgical Technologist First Assist

SCL Health
Grand Junction, CO
Post Date:
June 21, 2022
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Surgical Technician First Assist.




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, 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.




SCL Health Medical Group is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. With locations throughout Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, we offer a wide variety of primary and specialty care services. 


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. 




Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well honor each others dignity and surpass the standards we set. Well encourage joy, demand safety 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 Technician First Assist you need to know how to: 

  • Provide visualization of the operative site using appropriate methods, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
  • Utilize appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
  • Assist with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.
  • Perform sponge, sharps, and instrument count according to hospital policy and procedure.
  • Work collaboratively with other surgical team members to maintain/update physician preference cards.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to support cost containment processes and initiatives.

Your experience.


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

  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical First Assistant Program, required
  • Bachelor of Science in related discipline, preferred
  • Current certification as a Surgical First Assistant (SFA), required
  • NCCT Surgical Technologist certification (TS-C) or NBSTSA certification, required
  • Registered in state of practice as a Surgical Technologist, required
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) course completion card from the American Heart Association, required
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, preferred
  • At least one (1) year of OR scrubbing experience, preferred
  • At least one (1) year of First Surgical Assistant experience, preferred

Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a Surgical Technician First Assist 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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