Certified Surgical First Assistant | Orthopedic and Specialty | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD Full time 21_2680


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Job Category


Job Family

Nursing Support


MHOSH Surgical Services

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Employee Type


Job Summary

Assists in providing optimal care to orthopedic patients in the operating room and throughout the hospital. This includes acting as an assistant to the surgeon under their immediate supervision in the operating room. In addition, will assist surgeon in preparing, applying, and monitoring traction and casting throughout the hospital.

Job Description

Essential Functions:
●Demonstrates competence and knowledge in executing aseptic technique and assisting with surgical procedures.
●Demonstrates competency in positioning, draping, and applying surgical dressings, splints, and casts.
●Establishes, maintains, and monitors the surgical environment to ensure that the potential for infection is reduced by proper sterilization, decontamination, and disinfection procedures.
●Assists the surgeon intraoperatively. Visualization of operative site is maintained by: appropriate placement and securing of retractors with or without padding; packing with sponges; digital manipulation of tissue; suctioning, irrigating, or sponging; manipulation of suture materials; proper use of body mechanics to prevent obstruction of the surgeon's view.
●Demonstrates advanced knowledge and competency in assisting with surgical procedures. To include the knowledge of anatomy and physiology, positioning, prepping, draping, and transferring of patient.
●Handles unanticipated events and crisis situations in a professional manner. Is alert to potential problems and notifies appropriate individuals as necessary.
●Insures all sterile items required both instruments and supplies, meet all appropriate standards.
●Manages room and supplies to promote use of only items needed in cases. Questions waste. Forwards these concerns to the Team Leaders. Makes formal recommendations for changes. Provides those recommendations in writing to the Team Leader.
●All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Certification - Surgery Technician First Assistant - National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

Experience - 3+ years of Surgical Technologist Experience

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.

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