Kelsey-Seybold

  • Certified Surgical Tech/First Asst

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/11/2018 2:49 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-18849
    Category
    Surgery - General
  • Overview

    Certified Surgical Tech/Fist Assist

    Location: Main Campus
    Department: Plastic Surgery

    Job Type: Full-time


    COMPANY PROFILE

    Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Your Doctors for Life.

    Since 1949, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has served its patients with one goal in mind – combine the expertise of physicians in a variety of medical specialties, with the close personal care of a family doctor. Kelsey-Seybold is Houston’s largest community-based physician group, caring for more than 400,000 patients. With 19 clinic locations, we are growing to meet the health care needs of our diverse patient population. Our mission is to provide our team members with exceptional opportunities for professional and personal growth.​​

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    This position will assist the surgeon during reconstructive plastic and cosmetic surgical procedures. Assist the surgeon by anticipating the needs during surgical procedures and maintaining strict surgical conscience and sterile techniques throughout the procedure. Assists in patient positioning and transfer as needed. Adheres to universal precautions at all times. Performs the “Clinical Application Tasks” of the “First Assistant” role as evidenced by: Prepared to anticipate the moves of the surgeon.  Performs specific portions of the operative procedure delineated and under the direction by the attending surgeon. Assist while in surgery by retracting, suturing, tie and clamping. Provide suction, exposure and hemostasis. Apply dressings, splints or cast and procures safe transport of the patient to the post anesthesia care unit at end of case. Assists the surgeon with minor surgical procedures in the office setting.

     

     EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    (A = basics; B = preferred)

      

    Education

    A.

    Graduate of approved surgical tech program

     

    B.

    Graduate of approved First Assistant Program

    Experience

    A.

    2 years CST experience.

    1 year First Assist experience

    Experience in assisting in microsurgical techniques

     

    2 years of experience preferably in Plastic Surgery and/or Ambulatory Surgery.

    Licenses

    A.

    CST Certification, First Assistant Certification, CPR

    B.

     

    Other

    A.

    On the job training with appropriate hours and testing

    Ability to take Call in the OR after hours.

    B.

     

    Special Skills

    A.

    • Excellent suture skills.
    • Experience/ability to train in assisting microsurgical techniques
    • Performs specific portions of the operative procedure delineated and under the direction of the attending surgeon
    • Assists surgeon with minor surgical procedures in office setting
    • Prepares fundamental knowledge of anatomy and surgical technique for each case
    • Prepares/organizes inventory of all necessary plastic surgical supplies, medications and prostheses for each case
    • Is present at the beginning/end of each case to direct/assist the operating room staff with patient positioning/preparation prior to the case and dressing/securing a safe transfer of the patient to the post anesthesia care unit.

    B.

     Maintains clinical privileges at the hospitals of the attending plastic surgeon

     

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT

    Clinical/Office

     

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