AA*Certified First Assistant Full Time Days Sebring
Company: AdventHealth Corporate
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Certified First Assistant AdventHealth Sebring
Location Address: -4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Sebring
Possible Sign-On Bonus up to $10,000
Faith Based & Mission driven Facility
Largest Employer in the County
Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida's oldest
Close knit community with a home town family feel
2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast
Full Time days 40 Hours Per Week. 30 Minute Call required to
include rotating weekends and holidays.
You Will Be Responsible For:
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of
Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and
Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence
1. Positioning the patient
A. 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.
B. Points of pressure shall be padded: elbows, heels, knees, eyes,
face, and axillary region.
C. Circulation shall not be impaired. (A tourniquet may be required
for some procedures.)
D. Nerve damage shall be guarded against.
E. The temperature of the patient should be discussed with the
anesthesia personnel and methods employed to maintain the desired
F. 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:
(1) Fracture tables
(2) Head stabilizers
(3) Body stabilizers
(4) C-arm extensions
(5) Any other equipment needed
G. 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
2. Providing visualization of the operative site by the
A. - Appropriate placement and securing of retractors with or
B. - Packing with sponges
C. - Digital manipulation of tissue
D. - Suctioning, irrigating, or sponging
E. - Manipulation of suture materials (e.g., loops, tags, running
F. - Proper use of body mechanics to prevent obstruction of the
3. Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis.
A. - Permanent
(1) Clamping and/or cauterizing vessels or tissue
(2) Tying and/or ligating clamped vessels or tissue
(3) Applying hemostatic clips
(4) Placing local hemostatic agents
(1) Applying tourniquets and demonstrating awareness of the
indications/contraindications for use with knowledge of side
effects of extended use.
(2) Applying vessel loops
(3) Applying non-crushing clamps
(4) Applying direct digital pressure
4. Participating in volume replacement or auto-transfusion
techniques as appropriate.
5. Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body
A. - Utilizing running or interrupted subcutaneous sutures with
absorbable or non-absorbable material.
B. - - Utilizing subcuticular closure technique with or without
adhesive skin closure strips.
C. - - Closing skin with method indicated by surgeon (suture,
D. - - Postoperative subcutaneous injection of local anesthetic
agent as directed by the surgeon.
6. Selecting and applying appropriate wound dressings, including
A. - - Liquid or spray occlusive materials
B. - - Absorbent material affixed with tape or circumferential
C. - - Immobilizing dressing (soft or rigid)
7. Providing assistance in securing drainage systems to tissue
8. Performs operative shave prep, scrub, urinary catheterization,
or other patient care tasks as assigned by the RN.
9. Anticipates the moves of the surgeon.
10. Prepares and maintains surgical area:
--- Proficient in scrubbing for all operative procedures within the
scope of service
--- Setup of procedure/operating room with correct instrumentation
and supplies for the scheduled case
--- Identifies unsafe or defective instrument/equipment and
implements appropriate corrective action
--- Verifies completeness of instruments/sponge/needle count
--- Cleans instruments, equipment and room as appropriate when
procedure is completed
11. Ensures proper disposal of instruments, linen, trash, needles,
sponges and other biohazardous waste.
12. Completes all annual mandatory educational requirements.
13. Attends 75% of unit staff meetings.
14. Assist in orientation and instruction of surgical personnel
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
--- Knowledge of Anatomy
--- Assist the surgeon in the Surgical Procedures
--- Prepares and maintains surgical area
--- Performs technical responsibilities for optimal patient
--- Serves as a resource person
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
--- Four years' experience as a Surgical Technologist prior to
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED :
--- High School education or equivalent.
--- Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology
--- Four years' experience as a Surgical Technologist prior to
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
--- Completion of Certified Surgical Assisting Program
--- Robotic Experience
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED :
--- Certification as a First Assistant by one of following:
--- National Board of Surgical Technician and Surgical Assistant
--- American Board of Surgical Assistant. (ABSA) or
--- National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistant
--- American Heart Association BLS
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
LIVING OUR SERVICE STANDARDS
How we treat those we serve and each other is what sets us apart
from other healthcare organizations. We want everyone who walks
through our doors to feel loved, cared for, and at ease. - Whether
you are clinical or non-clinical, your actions and behaviors can
create an environment that either builds trust or causes anxiety
and fear. We have made it easy for you to ensure that you are
always building trust and providing excellent care by exhibiting
our Service Standards.
All team members will be held accountable for consistently living
out our 16 Service Standards and the additional behaviors listed
below to ensure that every person, every time has an exceptional
KEEP ME SAFE
I make safety my number one priority.
I protect privacy and confidentiality.
I keep my environment clean.
I follow the dress code and wear my badge correctly.
I treat others with uncommon compassion.
I nurture whole-person care through CREATION Health.
I treat others with fairness and respect.
I listen and communicate using iCARE. (Introduce, Connect,
Anticipate, Reinforce, Extend)
MAKE IT EASY
I help guests to their destination.
I speak highly of others to provide connected care.
I collaborate to create solutions, not excuses.
I innovate and continually seek ways to improve our work.
I am positive and aim to exceed all expectations.
I follow through on commitments.
I use discretion with personal devices.
I recover service and restore trust using ACT.
(Acknowledge/Apologize, Correct, Thank)
Team members must conform to all AdventHealth organizational and
departmental policies and procedures including but not limited
--- Code of Conduct as outlined in the "Guidelines for Employees"
Establishes and maintains a history of regular attendance; makes
appropriate use of PDO and observes department call-in procedures
for absence; establishes and maintains punctual work habits.
Exhibits timely arrival and departure and dependable time habits
including meal and other breaks.
Attends and participates in mandatory facility-wide and department
training/meetings as required (including but not limited to: - ALN,
safety training, etc.). Is able to demonstrate and apply knowledge
of fire, safety, security, and disaster procedure regulations as
presented in orientation, outlined in the safety manual, and as
pertains to each work area.
Required to respond to emergency situations (i.e. disasters,
hurricanes, etc.) by reporting to department and staying until the
crisis is over or your position is covered by incoming personnel.
This is a mandatory requirement. Refusal to respond may result in
Contributes to the successful achievement of department-stated
goals and objectives and will facilitate staff cohesiveness and
This position description reflects the general duties and
responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of
the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive
list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. To
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. The responsibilities listed may be subject to change at
any time and individuals may be asked to perform duties outside of
their regular responsibilities to support the ongoing operations of
AdventHealth and its facilities.
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
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with
federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and
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