UMC Health System Lubbock , TX 79401
Internal Applicants Only UMC#s Mission, Vision and Standards Include: Vision Statement:
To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow#s healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect About UMC Magnet Designated 501 licensed beds Regions only Level I Trauma Center Regions only BICU DNV accredited Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly # We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.# # General Job / Performance Information Education and Experience To be qualified, the First Assistant
(1) have successfully completed an accredited educational program for surgical technologists or (2) have completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the army, navy, air force, marine corps, or coast guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service and an accredited educational program for surgical assisting.
hold approved certification recognized by the State of Texas (see list under Required Licensures/ Certifications/ Registrations). First assistant may be employed during the period after graduation until certification, but the
obtain certification within 180 days of graduation. Associate Degree is desired.
Know clinical standards and practices of surgical technology. Has understanding of anatomy, or scientific and technical activities for responding to medical problems and concepts. Minimum of two years in OR as a
, with a minimum of 1 year experience in the specialty desired. Environmental / Working Conditions The area the work is performed in is a high-risk area for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Works in a well lighted heated and ventilated building. Hours may very to accommodate needs in the department as prescribed by the philosophy of the hospital. May be required to work units other than the assigned one.
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships Close relationship with Sterile Processing, Central Supply, O.R. Materials Management, and O.R. Instrument Room.
Job Description Directly responsible to the attending surgeon and working under the surgeon#s direction performing only those functions specifically stated in a manner consistent with his/her training. Organizes, directs, and performs activities related to instrumentation, sterilization, and supplies utilized for patient care in the Operating Room. Assists RN#s as directed, in providing patient care.
Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) administered by National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA), or Licensed Surgical Assistant (LSA) administered by Texas Board of Medical Examiners (TBME), or current certified Registered Nurse First Assistant. Associates degree in Surgical Technology desired. Maintain current CPR certification.
Physical Capabilities Work is of a medium deman; walking and standing most of the time while on-duty. Moderate lifting of patients (with assistance), instruments, and equipment. Hearing to understand physician requests during surgery.
Near visual acuity to read gauges or dials on equipment and distinguish micro equipment. Color vision for perceiving changes in patient#s skin color, colors of medicines and solutions. Skills and Abilities Technical competence Policy and procedure compliance Organizational behavior Fiscal responsibility