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LifePoint Health Surgical Tech/First Assistant - FT in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

The primary purpose of the First/Surgical Assist position is to assist the surgeon and RN’s in operative procedures. The primary role of the First/Surgical Assist- will be to function as an assistant to the Surgeon.

Essential Functions
To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The role also includes pre-operative functions such as selection and placement of appropriate surgical instruments, supplies and equipment; to scrub and provide instruments, sutures and other sterile supplies during surgical procedures.

Performs variable duties related to the Surgery unit in accordance with established Hospital Policies and Procedures.

The First/Surgical Assist has the responsibility of reporting, incidents, patient and/or employee issues, work related accidents and any unusual events to the Registered Nurses and who are responsible for the delivery of patient care.

Strives daily to give all customers excellent care and promotes Havasu Regional Medical Centers’ Standards of Behavior.

Identifies and resolves issues affecting the delivery of clinical services.

Performs quality assurance studies and assists with implementation of QA/QI initiatives.

Serves as a resource to staff and external contacts on issues related to orthopedic patient care, patient flow and clinical standards, policies and procedures.

Promotes departmental compliance with applicable requirements, including accreditation, legal, and The Joint Commission.

Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.

*Minimum Education Required * High School Diploma or GED
Graduate of an accrediting Surgical Tech/First Assist Program

Education Preferred Associate's Degree

*Minimum Work Experience * Minimum of two years experience as First Assist

Certification(s) Required Upon Hire Basic Life Support (BCLS) Certification as Surgical/First Assist

*Required Skills * Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Job: *OR Support Staff

Organization: *Havasu Regional Medical Center

Title: Surgical Tech/First Assistant - FT

Location: Arizona-Lake Havasu City

Requisition ID: 7430-5166