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Surgical First Assistant SH-OC

Primary Location Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland Job Number 1061007 Date posted 04/13/2022
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Under direct and immediate supervision of a surgeon will perform the role of 1st assistant during surgical procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Positions the patient in accordance with the surgeon's instruction.

  • Uses standard and specialized equipment to aid in patient positioning.

  • Provides the surgeon with appropriate visualization of the operative site using retractors, sponges, digital manipulation, and other techniques according to standards.

  • Utilizes appropriate technique to assist surgeon with temporary or permanent hemostasis by providing aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient.

  • Performs duties as a surgical technician in all surgical specialties practicing in the ambulatory surgery center.

  • Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes, i.e. sutures and staples.

  • Selects and applies appropriate wound dressings.

  • Assists with patient transport to and from OR, including from gurney to bed.

  • Participates in monitoring quality of care according to professional standards and established criteria.

  • Performs other related duties as indicated.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Internal candidates: Minimum five (5) years of documented experience as a certified surgical technician required.

  • External candidates: Minimum three (3) years of continuous, documented experience as a certified surgical assistant in the role of 1st assistant.

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Certification credentialed by one of the following is required:

  • The National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting -Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA).

  • Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST) - Certified Surgical Technologist/Certified First Assistant (CST/CFA) credential.

  • National Surgical Assistant Association - Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA).

  • American Board of Surgical Assistants - Surgical Assistant - Certified (SA-C).

  • BLS certification required.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Maryland,Timonium,Lutherville-Timonium Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 03:30 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M40|OPEIU|Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: North Baltimore Hub - Day Surgery - 1808 Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.