First Assistant Tech/ Surgery

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Date posted: 02/04/2020

job description

  First Assist Tech, Surgery, Full-Time, Days 

We are looking for a First Assist Tech to join out Surgery team in Roswell, NM.
    This full time is located at     Lovelace Regional Hospital   provides 24/7 emergency services, intensive care,  inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, surgical services and birthing services for   Roswell and the surrounding community. Lovelace’s presence in Roswell also   includes a primary and specialty care clinic to allow us to better serve the residents   of southeast New Mexico.    

First Assist Tech Responsibilities:

  • Provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon be more efficient in the operating room with optimal results for the patient.

  • In addition to intraoperative duties, the Surgical First Assistant also performs preoperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate efficiency in the operating room (pre-op set up and post-op breakdown of the operating room).

  •  Demonstrates expert knowledge of sterile technique, instrumentation, equipment, and sterile field setup, including sterilization methods and verification.

  • The Surgical First Assistant performs these functions during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations.

  •   Certification from a recognized First Assistant Program is required

  First Assist Tech Education and Experience job Requirements:

  • Minimum: Completion of accredited Surgical Technology program and completion of a recognized Surgical First Assistant program.

  • Anatomy and Physiology, sterile technique, medical terminology; instrumentation and medical equipment knowledge

  • Unit Specific Competencies; Sterilization techniques; Operating Room instruments and supplies; medical terminology; Excellent Critical thinking skills.

  • Minimum: Two years OR Scrub Technician experience

  • Minimum: Certified Surgical Technician, Certified Surgical First Assistant Certification (CSFA), BLS.

Why Lovelace?
  •   Named one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review     

  •   Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Hospital with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs     

  •   Truven Health Analytics named Lovelace Health System among the top 20 percent of health systems in the country, and is the only health system recognized for this honor in New Mexico    

Lovelace is a drug-free employer with smoke free campuses.




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Surgery - Lovelace Regional Hospital

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