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Certified Surgical Assistant, Plastic Surgery, FT, Days,(M-F)

Company: North Mississippi Medical Center
Location: Tupelo
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

The Surgical Assistant will maintain a sterile field in the operating room, being constantly vigilant to see that proper aseptic techniques are used to prevent contamination and infection. The Surgical Assistant will also assist the surgical team as the sterile member who passes instruments, sutures, and sponges during surgery.

Procedure Preparation:

  • Uses procedure preference lists
  • Selects & arranges supplies, instruments and equipment for surgical procedures
  • Maintains sterile set for operation(s)
  • Provides preoperative skills, i.e. assess patient information, history, preop tests, safety measures, biopsy results, etc.Surgeon Assistant: Actively assist the surgeon in completing the operation; to include but not limited to:
    • Assist with intraoperative positioning, preoperative positioning and draping, insertion of foley catheter
    • Helps prepare, care for, and dispose of specimens taken for laboratory analysis, holds retractors, cuts sutures, and applies dressings.
    • Visualization, trocar insertion, injection of local anesthetics, hemostasis, tissue handling, would drains, closure of body plane
    • Application of dressings, casts; preparation of grafts
    • Knowledge of / use of open procedure equipment necessary for procedures.
      Clinic Coverage:
      • Works closely with physicians and office staff to ensure patient, staff and surgeon needs are met
        Patient Advocate:
        • Protects patients from potential injury and contamination of sterile fieldCommunication / Record Keeping
          • Assist with restocking supplies
          • Assist with straightening operating room for next use
          • Must be able to take primary call duties for their specialty (as assigned)Education:
            • Attends required in-services, annual review and educational programsRegulatory:
              • Knowledge and practice of standards of care, policies/procedures established by North Mississippi Medical Center Job Knowledge:
                • High School graduate or equivalent required; Associates degree preferred
                • Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technology; required
                • Certified Surgical First Assistant; required
                • 1 year work experience in a clinical environment; preferred
                • American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification at HCP Level required
                • Three to six months of orientation/training depending on experience
                • Orientation will include a rotation in each of the surgical specialties
                • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
                • Interaction with a patient population of all ages ranging from neonates to geriatrics, required
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Keywords: North Mississippi Medical Center, Oxford , Certified Surgical Assistant, Plastic Surgery, FT, Days,(M-F), Healthcare , Tupelo, Mississippi

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