First Assist - Surgical Tech
Provides assistance to the surgeon and registered nurse to assist with instrumentation, equipment and positioning the patient for surgical procedures. Ensures the CHS Code of Conduct is reflected in all aspects of the department operation.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent and exhibit proficiency in patient care and oral communication skills. Must be a graduate of Certified Surgical Technician program, and a recognized First Assistant Training program.
Desirable characteristics include at least one year of experience as a Tech, preferably in the area of application. Must be able to follow directions and perform work according to department standards under the supervision of an RN and/or attending surgeon. Must be emotionally mature and able to function effectively under stress.
Must have national certification as Certified First Assist and Certified Surgical Technician. Must obtain and maintain AHA BLS Certification. ACLS and PALS preferred.
CPI Certification must be obtained during week of NEO.