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Certified Surgical First Assist - Days w/ Weekend Rotation

Company: Round Rock Medical Center HCA Healthcare
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Job Description:

St. Davids Round Rock Medical Center is part of St. Davids HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. With 171 beds, the hospitals comprehensive services include advanced cardiac care at the Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock-the first specialized cardiac facility in Williamson County-with the only Hybrid Operating Room (OR) in the county; as well as emergency services in a 24-hour emergency department, including advanced trauma care with a Level II Trauma Center; St. David's Urgent Care Round Rock; and St. David's Emergency Center in Cedar Park. St. Davids Round Rock Medical Center is also known for providing advanced orthopedic and robotic services, among other complex specialties. In 2016, the hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades and also earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. POSITION SUMMARY As defined by the American College of Surgeons, the first assistant provides aid in exposure homeostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. This role will vary with the surgical operation, the specialty area, and they type of facility. The First Assistant must demonstrate application of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and other education with additional training in the use of surgical instruments on tissues versus the handling instruments. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Assumes responsibility of assisting surgeons as first assist.Functions under direction and supervision of surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations.Assists in patient positioning.Preps surgical site and drapes patient within surgeons guidelines.Responsible for placement of pneumatic tourniquet and urinary catheter.Assists in maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, use and application of appropriate surgical instruments for the task, placement of ties and suture ligatures, application of chemical hemostatic agents, or other measures as directed by the surgeon.Assist in retracting tissues per surgeons directive.Clamp, ligation and cutting of tissue, per surgeons directive.Assist in placement and suturing of surgical drains.Closure of all wound layers (fascia, subcutaneous and skin) as per surgeons directive.Prepare ACL graft as directed by surgeon.

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