Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota
Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years
Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
Spectacular springs throughout the county
Full Time, 40 hours per week
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Positioning the patient
The surgeon shall convey the exact position that will give the best exposure for the surgical procedure. The surgical assistant will carry out this order. Consideration will be given to the patient's comfort and safety.
Points of pressure shall be padded: elbows, heels, knees, eyes, face, and axillary region.
Circulation shall not be impaired. (A tourniquet may be required for some procedures.)
Nerve damage shall be guarded against.
The temperature of the patient should be discussed with the anesthesia personnel and methods employed to maintain the desired temperature range.
The surgical assistant shall be familiar with common positions related to the surgical procedure and will be able to use the equipment necessary to provide the position.
Competencies will include the following:
Any other equipment needed
Upon completion of the procedure, the patient shall be evaluated for any possible damage from positioning which will include assessment of the skin. The abnormal condition shall be reported to the surgeon and treatment and documentation shall be carried out.
Providing visualization of the operative site by the following:
Appropriate placement and securing of retractors with or without padding.
Packing with sponges
Digital manipulation of tissue
Suctioning, irrigating, or sponging
Manipulation of suture materials (e.g., loops, tags, running sutures).
Proper use of body mechanics to prevent obstruction of the surgeon's view.
What You Will Need:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and to demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Knowledge of Anatomy
Assist the surgeon in the Surgical Procedures
Prepares and maintains surgical area
Performs technical responsibilities for optimal patient care
Serves as a resource person
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
High School education or equivalent.
Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Course.
Four years' of experience as a Surgical Technologist prior to CFA.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Completion of Certified Surgical First Assisting Program
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Certification as a First Assistant (CSFA) through an accredited program
National Board of Surgical Technician and Surgical Assistant (NBSTA) or American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA) or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) - Tech in Surgery Certified or National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants (NCCSA)
Prepares and maintains the surgical area, scrubs and is first assistant to the physician during procedures, assists the RN in technical functions related to patient care in the OR and assists in the training of others and functions as a resource within the department.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.