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Surgical Assistant Job In San Antonio, Texas

Surgical First Assistant - Surg General

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Company: CHRISTUS Health Profession/Specialty: Surgical Assistant Location: 11212 State Highway 151
San Antonio, Texas 78251
Type of Facility: Hospital
Job Description
Description

Summary:

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 under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills (CSRH-WH) is a 150-bed hospital serving the fastest growing area of San Antonio. Specialized care includes orthopedic and surgical services, ICU, women’s services, a newborn nursery, comprehensive cardiovascular care from diagnostics to open heart surgery, vascular lab, sleep center, emergency services, the CHRISTUS Weight Loss Institute, wound care, rehabilitation, and more. The campus also boasts an Outpatient Imaging Center and three medical plazas, one of which houses our CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Health Center.

Responsibilities:

• Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.
• The surgical assistant is responsible for assisting the surgeon under direct and indirect supervision throughout preoperative, intraoperative, and post-operative dillies and procedures at all times.
• The surgical assistant facilitates the safe positioning of the patient according to the surgeon's preference, patient's anatomical and physiological limits, and surgical procedure to be performed. A preoperative introduction visit may be done to assess the surgical site to better aid in positioning. Assists circulator and anesthesia provider in preparation of the patient to include but not limited to: Foley catheter placement, tourniquet application, placement of intravenous catheters, cricoid pressure application, and other procedures as needed.
• The surgical assistant performs specific tasks according to individual surgeon preference utilizing appropriate techniques including, but not limited to: incision and layered closure of surgical sites, providing exposure, achieving hemostasis by means of injection, manual, and topical methods, and application of appropriate energy sources, manipulation and dissection/removal of tissues, aides in implanting, securing, and/or removal of devices and drains, and applying appropriate dressing material specific to procedure.
• The surgical assistant applies any other specific dressing material such as splints or casts. Assesses skin integrity, assists in transfer of the patient, and follows the patient to recovery if needed or directed by surgeon.
• The surgical assistant who has appropriate training also performs under surgeon supervision other procedures including but not limited to: vein and graft harvesting, and graft and implant preparation.
• The surgical assistant performs additional duties as delegated by the surgeon in cooperation with state and local policy.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Graduation from an accredited Surgical Frist Assist Program, State Board accredited Vocational School of Nursing, or Graduate of School of Surgical technology required
  • 2 years of Surgical Tech experience preferred
  • BLS required
  • Certified Surgical Technologist First Assistant required
  • ACLS preferred

Work Schedule:

5 Days - 8 Hours

Work Type:

Full Time


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About CHRISTUS Health

CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, the mission of CHRISTUS Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

To support our healthcare ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on staff who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.

EXTENDING THE HEALING MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST

We are inspired by our mission, vision and core values to deliver compassionate, high quality health care, improving the health of the communities we serve. Above all, we are committed to providing our customers and their family members with a truly unique healing experience, one that embodies our values and respects the dignity and worth of each person. Creating a health care system that is truly excellent in all areas is an ongoing effort.

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