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Surgical Assistant, Certified - Operating Room (Rotating West)

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RESPONSIBILITIES

I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:
•  Performs first assisting duties in the pre-procedure, intraoperative and post-procedure in complex and highly technical surgical cases. 
•  Performs duties within scope of practice in accordance with established practices, procedures and protocols and instructions as given by surgeon.

QMC Surgical Assistant Training Program: position is Phase III of The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) Surgical Assistant Training Program.  At this level, consistently performs all Phase I and II skills, and is able to perform interdependently with the surgeon.  Requirements are identified in Section #VI of the job description.

II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
•  Essential: standing, sitting, lifting, walking, finger dexterity, seeing, hearing, speaking, static gripping of an object for prolonged periods, frequent gripping of an object. 
•  Occasional:  stooping/bending, kneeling, crawling, climbing stairs, walking on uneven ground, squatting, twisting body, reaching above, at and below shoulder level, repetitive arm/hand motions. 
•  Operates computer, microscope, and various surgical equipment, instrumentation and supplies.

III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
•  Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions. 
•  Exposed to blood and body fluids.

IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
•  High School diploma or comparable education and training.
•  Current certification as a first assistant (CFA), surgical assistant (CSA), or assistant in surgery by one the following:     
o  National Board of Surgical Technology and Assisting (NBSTSA)
o  National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA)
o  American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA)
o  National Assistant at Surgery Council (NASC)
•  Current certification in Basic Life Support at the Healthcare Professional Level.

 
B. EXPERIENCE:
•  Prior First Assistant/Surgical Assistant experience preferred.

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