Certified Surgical Tech/Fist Assist
Location: Main Campus
Department: Plastic Surgery
Job Type: Full-time
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.
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)
Graduate of approved surgical tech program
Graduate of approved First Assistant Program
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.
CST Certification, First Assistant Certification, CPR
On the job training with appropriate hours and testing
Ability to take Call in the OR after hours.
|Maintains clinical privileges at the hospitals of the attending plastic surgeon|