Surgical Tech First Assistant Practitioner - FT - East Campus

Erlanger Health Chattanooga , TN 37402

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Summary:

A First Assistant Practitioner must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a first assistant under the direct and/or indirect supervision of a Surgeon. The employee is a specifically trained surgical technologist who demonstrates the skills, knowledge and judgment necessary to function in the assistant role.

The position requires on-call responsibilities and will be assigned accordingly.

Department Position Summary:

A First Assistant Practitioner must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a first assistant under the direct and/or indirect supervision of a Surgeon. The employee is a specifically trained surgical technologist who demonstrates the skills, knowledge and judgment necessary to function in the assistant role.

The position requires on-call responsibilities and will be assigned accordingly. Demonstrates Endo Vascular Vein Harvest techniques, if involved with Cardiac/Vascular.

The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, in a skills lab, or discussed verbally or written. Competency can also be evaluated by a formal peer review process and/or by self assessment based on objective criteria that is reviewed and validated.

Education:

Required:

Graduate approved Surgical Technologist School, Completion First Assistant Course

Preferred:

Orthopedic Physician Assistant,

Experience:

Required:

Documentation/demonstrated knowledge and skills required to perform First Assistant role in surgery.

Preferred:

Two (2) years experience as a Surgical Technician in the operating room.

Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration

Required:

Completion First Assistant certification exam successfully and Current Basic Life Support (BLS). Permissible to obtain certification for first assistant one year from employment as a first assistant.

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Surgical Tech First Assistant Practitioner - FT - East Campus

Erlanger Health