Parkridge Medical Center
Ortho / Spine / Neuro First Assist
Shift Details: Full Time Days with Rotating Weekends
Parkridge Medical Center, a 275 bed facility, 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 orthopedics 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.
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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
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
Close wound layers per surgeon's directive.
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 surgeon
HCA TriStar Division offers you a total rewards package to support your health, life, career and retirement. Some of our benefits offered include:
Student Loan Repayment
Newly Extended Family Leave
Medical, Dental, and Vision
Life and Disability Insurance
Paid Time Off
Employee Discount Program
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Flexible Spending Accounts
We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
4 or more years Spine/Ortho, Spine/Neuro surgery experience
Education required: Graduate of accredited Registered Nurse (RNFA-C), Physician Assistant (OPA-C), or Surgical First Assistant (CSTFA) Program
Current BLS required
Must be competent in first assisting responsibilities in an OR setting (Spine required)