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Certified Surgical First Assist - Open Heart

Company: Parkridge Medical Center
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Parkridge Medical CenterChattanooga, TN--Certified Surgical First Assist - Open Heart
Shift Details:-- Full Time ---Days--7am-3pm - Rotating Weekends - Call Required--Parkridge Medical Center has served the community for nearly 40 years. Over the years, we have built a reputation for advanced technology and compassionate care, making us a hospital of choice for patients seeking quality treatment in the community. From our comprehensive cardiac services program to orthopaedics and oncology care at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge, we are proud to be one of Chattanooga---s best hospitals for healing. Parkridge Medical Center was the first hospital in the area to offer robotic surgery, and features the area---s most knowledgeable and experienced robotic surgery team. The Parkridge Medical Center Emergency Department is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, making it a natural choice for those suffering from cardiovascular events when every minute matters.--Parkridge Health System facilities are proud to be a part of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the nation---s leading provider of healthcare services. With 163 hospitals and 113 freestanding surgery centers across America and in the United Kingdom, HCA offers the widest variety of clinical and non-clinical career opportunities.--Parkridge is currently looking for a--Certified Surgical First Assist (CSFA) to join their Open Heart Team.-- Apply Now!--Job Summary

  • Demonstrates skill and consideration for the safety and welfare of the patient in performing surgical assistant duties
  • Assists in the turnover of the OR room
  • Assists in preparing the operating room and performs assigned support duties during surgical procedures.
  • Assists team members in selecting and preparing routine supplies, instruments, and equipment for surgical procedures.
  • Checks all instruments for workability prior to usage, displaying knowledge of instrument and content of set.
  • Maintains and performs a count of sponges, sharps and instruments according to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Handles specimens in accordance with acceptable infection control guidelines.
  • Assists in returning equipment and instruments to proper locations following departmental procedures.
  • Determines specific equipment needed per procedure and assists in procuring the equipment
  • Selects and places x-rays for reference
  • Assists in moving and positioning patients
  • Insert and remove urinary catheter
  • Placement of pneumatic tourniquet
  • Participate in the time out process
  • Drape patient within surgeon's guidelines
  • Prior training andexperience with independent Endoscopic Vein Harvesting procedures is arequirement, preferably with Maquet Vasoview 7, though Terumo will beconsidered.
  • Provide retraction of tissue and organs for optimal visualization with regard to tissue type and appropriate retraction instrument and/or technique.
  • Assists in maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, use and application of appropriate surgical instrument for the task, placement of ties, placement of suture ligatures, application of chemical hemostatic agents, or other measures as directed by the surgeon.
  • Use electrocautery, mono and bipolar
  • Clamp, ligate, and cut tissue per surgeon's directive
  • Maintain integrity of sterile field
  • Close wound layers per surgeon's directive.
  • Select and apply wound dressings
  • Assist with resuscitation of patient during cardiac arrest or other life threatening events in the operating room
  • Perform any other duties or procedures incident to the surgical procedure deemed necessary and as directed by the surgeonQualifications
  • Minimum of 2 years Open Heart experience with Endoscopic Vein Harvesting skillsEducation required: Graduate of accredited Registered Nurse (RNFA-C), Physician Assistant (OPA-C), or Surgical First Assistant (CSTFA) ProgramCurrent BLS requiredMust be competent in first assisting responsibilities in an OR setting--

    Company Description:

    HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

Keywords: Parkridge Medical Center, Chattanooga , Certified Surgical First Assist - Open Heart, Healthcare , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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