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* Surgical Technologist First Assist

Company: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur
Location: Decatur
Posted on: May 29, 2024

Job Description:

Overview: Throughout communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, 15 hospitals, numerous community-based health centers and clinics, our 15,000+ colleagues have built a culture based on our solid core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. These are the ideals we believe in, work by, and live each day.Built upon more than 145 years of service to the communities we serve, we now look to the future and our place in it as a health care system that strives to continually improve processes, procedures, and outcomes with the latest and most advanced technologies and treatments.Regardless of how far our passion for excellence carries us, our focus will always remain on the most important person in our entire organization: The patient.HSHS requires COVID-19 vaccines or an approved medical or religious exemption for all colleagues.HSHS and affiliates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).HSHS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. Summary: Provides direct support to surgeon and clinical team throughout perioperative phase of care. Positions and preps patients prior to surgery, ensures clear visibility for the surgeon by using instruments such as retractors and sponges, controls bleeding, closes surgery sites and properly dresses wounds. Assists in maintaining an effective operating theater and optimizes procedural care. Qualifications: EducationGraduate or successful completion of accredited Surgical Technology or Surgical First Assist program or has successfully completed military training in surgical technology is required.Military documentation to establish education includes a DD214 demonstrating graduation from a military training program. -Experience3 years of experience in surgical services is preferred. -Certifications, Licenses and RegistrationsBasic Life Support (BLS) is required.Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) issued by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification is required or proof of current certification by one of the following certifying bodies: National Surgical Assistant Association for the certification of surgical assistants; Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist as a certified first assistant or American Board of Surgical Assistants in Illinois.Certified surgical technology through an approved Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for Wisconsin. -Physical Requirements: -

Keywords: HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Decatur , * Surgical Technologist First Assist, Healthcare , Decatur, Illinois

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