Legacy Health

Surgical Technologist Surgical First Assistant

Job Location Silverton Medical Ctr campus
Position Status Regular Full-Time
Requisition ID
20-11515
City
Silverton
State/Province
OR
Department
Surgery General
Avg Hours Per Week
40
FTE
1.00
Pay Range
Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Critical to Fill
Yes
Bonus/Relocation
Bonus only
Union
Non-union
Work Days
Variable schedule + call/standby required

Overview

You are the go-to person ensuring that every detail is arranged for surgical services.  Your ability to work in a fast-paced environment as you carry on the Legacy mission of making life better for others will allow you to thrive in our supportive healthcare community.

 

Functions as a first assistant during surgical incision, excision, and repair of pathology and throughout the perioperative period on procedures for which privileges have been granted. Will perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Legacy Silverton Medical Center serves the heart of the Willamette Valley with a wide mix of services, many not typically available in a community hospital: CT scan (computerized tomography), nuclear medicine, echocardiography, family birth center and much more.

 

Responsibilities

 

Demonstrates correct tissue handling, using the correct methods of handling tissue and appropriate use of instrumentation.

 

Demonstrates proper wound exposure, considering types of retraction, appropriate use of instrumentation, and effects on surrounding tissue.

 

Demonstrates proper use and handling of surgical instruments and medical devices, including manipulation of instrumentation.

 

Demonstrates proper hemostasis technique, showing understanding of anatomy and physiology of blood vessels and the coagulation process, and proper use of artificial methods and cautery.

 

Demonstrates proper suturing techniques, including use of instrumentation, types of stitches, knot-tying, and cutting suture.

 

The above accountabilities represent work performed by this position and are not all-inclusive.  The omission of a specific accountability will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position.

 

Qualifications

Experience:

1 year Surgical Technologist experience preferred.

 

Hire on bonus eligible. 

 

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technologist program or completion of a military training program for surgical technologists, or equivalent experience.

As of January 1, 2017, in lieu of the formal Surgical Technologist training program requirement, may substitute professional experience if candidate has worked 2 out of last 3 years as Surgical Technologist.

Must have completed an accredited First Assistant program or a Legacy-offered course in First Assisting.

 

LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:

 

Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Licensure

Licensure/Certification:

American Heart Association approved BLS certification required.

For new hires after July 1, 2016 not meeting the previous experience provision noted in the Education section:  Current certification as Surgical Technologist or certification as Surgical Technologist within 12 months of graduation from Surg Tech program.

 

 

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