First Assistant Tech/ Surgery/ PRN/ Days

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Date posted: 08/20/2019

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First Assist Tech, Surgery, PRN, Days

We are looking for a First Assist Tech to join out Surgery team in Albuquerque, NM.
    This PRN is located at Lovelace Medical Center, in the heart of Albuquerque, is an acute care hospital providing comprehensive care, including around-the-clock emergency care, surgical services, non-invasive robotic spine surgery, cardiology, stroke care, radiology and oncology services, including the state’s only Gamma Knife Center for non-invasive radiologic brain surgery.

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?
  • Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work, 2017 and 2018.

  • Midas+ Platinum Quality Award, 2016

  • Truven Top 15 Health System, 2016

  • Recognized by Healthgrades for quality achievements in best specialty, cardiac, orthopedics, neurosciences, pulmonary, vascular and gastrointestinal categories.

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




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Surgery - Lovelace Medical Center

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