Certified Surgical First Assistant - Operating Room - Full Time (Day/Evening Shift)

Ephrata, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 54444

Position Summary:

Certified Surgical First Assistant

 

Full Time - Day/Evening Shift

 

 

 

General Summary:


Under the direct supervision of the surgeon, performs a variety of duties in the operative treatment of surgical patients. Assists in positioning, skin preparation and draping of the patient. Provides hemostasis, wound exposure, handles tissue appropriately to reduce the potential for injury, sutures tissue, and applies dressings to the wound under the direction of the surgeon. Uses surgical instruments skillfully in ways consistent with their design and purpose. Performs other medical services as required within the scope of practice for a Certified Surgical Technologist.


Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provides primary surgical assistance to the surgeon during the operative procedure.
  • Assists in positioning, skin preparation, and draping of the patient.
  • Provides hemostasis, wound exposure, handles tissue appropriately to reduce the potential for injury, sutures tissue, and applies dressings to the wound under the direction of the surgeon.
  • Uses surgical instruments skillfully in ways consistent with their design and purpose.
  • Assists in transporting the patient postoperatively.
  • Communicates information to the post anesthesia care unit.
Required Skills
  • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training
  • Associate's Degree (Preferred)
  • NBSTSA Certified Surgical Technologist; CSFA certification; BCLS certification
  • Successful completion of a Certified Surgical First Assistant program that includes a didactic and at least 140 documented procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in applying principles of asepsis and infection control.
  • Knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative technique relative to operative procedures wherein the CSFA assists. 
  • Ability to recognize safety hazards and initiate appropriate corrective action.
  • Must function effectively and harmoniously as a team member.

 

Required Experience
  • 3 - 5 years as a Certified Surgical Technologist

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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