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Parkview Health Certified Surgical First Asst in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Summary Under the Perioperative leader, assumes responsibility and accountability for assuring quality care as a health care team member within the Perioperative environment. The scope of responsibility of the Certified Surgical First Assistant includes the ability to anticipate, plan for, and respond to the needs of the patient, surgeon, and other team members. In addition the CSFA participates in and actively assists the surgeon in completing the operation safely and expeditiously by helping to provide exposure, maintain hemostasis, and other technical functions. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding patients, patient families, coworkers, and physicians.

Education Must have a high school diploma or the equivalent GED. Must be a graduate from surgical assisting program accredited through ARC/STSA, a collaborative effort of ASA, ACS, and SASA, by CAAHEP. CAAHEP is a recognized accreditation agency of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Licensure Certification Must have a certification for surgical first assistant obtained through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Maintains certification by earning approved continuing education or by successfully retaking the certifying examination at the conclusion of the renewal period. Must maintain current CPR certification.

Experience

Health care experience preferred.

Other Qualifications

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of general computer skills and applications. Must be able to lift 50 pounds; 100 pounds shared lifting. Requires knowledge of specialized first assistant techniques, procedures and adequate equipment related to hemostasis, retracting and suturing.

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