Facility: OrthoIndy Northwest, Indianapolis, IN Department: OR Techs Shift Details: Full time, Non-Exempt; variable hours, call requirements, Mon-Fri
Compensation: starting rate $22.00; based on related experience and education level. Excellent company benefits!
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General Statement of Duties:
The OrthoIndy Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) provides direct surgical first assisting to the surgeons in the Operative Room when assistance is not provided by Residents, Fellows, or Physician Private Staff. Our goal is to have our department revenue producing for our organization. The position performs preoperative and postoperative duties to facilitate patient care. As defined by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), surgical assistants provide aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. In addition to intraoperative duties, the surgical assistant also performs preoperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. The surgical assistant performs these functions during the operative under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations.
Peri-Operative – Directly first assists the Surgeon. Time-outs with surgical draping, operation exposure openings, procedure exposure and fixation. Supports closure of patient wound or wounds, dressing wounds sites. Assists with casting, splinting, or post-surgical devices if needed.
Assists Operating Room Staff, including the Registered Nurse and Anesthesia, with obtaining supplies, equipment, and instruments needed for surgery. Checks Physician preference cards.
Assist the Anesthesia providers with IVs and intubation as needed.
Allays the patient’s fears before surgery.
Assist with patient positioning and surgical skin prepping.
Post-Operative – Moves the patient from the surgical table to the patient cart. Assists with transportation of patient to the recovery room.
Decontamination of Operating Room (Turn-Overs) – Turns over the Operating Room and assists with cleaning the tables, floor, trash, and linen with staff as needed.
High Diploma/GED or Specialty Training beyond high school required
Associates Degree preferred
Certified First Assistant Certification required
Certified Surgical Assistant required
CPR Certification required
1-2 years of First Assistant experience required; 2-4 preferred
OrthoIndy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 1445
About OrthoIndy Hospital
At OrthoIndy our mission is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive bone, joint, spine and muscle care to patients throughout the Midwest, the United States and around the world.
That mission guided us towards opening our own hospital with the view of being the leader in advancing quality bone, joint, spine and muscle care and technology while providing superior access, service and care to our patients and their families.
OrthoIndy is one of the most highly respected orthopedic practices in the Midwest. OrthoIndy provides leading-edge bone, joint, spine and muscle care from multiple locations throughout Central Indiana while staying true to our mission and our patients.