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Certified Surgical Technologist First Assistant

Job ID: 137935
Location: Kinston, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Lenoir Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

The Certified Surgical Technologist First Assistant provides surgical assistance during the procedures and performs technical skills under the direct supervision of the surgeon commensurate with his or her training and skill level. This person additionally may assist the registered nurse in creating a safe supportive and comforting environment for the patient in surgery.

Patient and families are served in providing direct patient care services. Perform duties and conducts interpersonal relationships with co-workers, physicians, and other departments in a manner designed to project a positive image of the department and hospital.

Other information


High School graduate. Graduate of approved academic course for surgical technologist first assistant.

Previous experience as surgical technologist first assistant required.

Certification from National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA), Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) required, or National Board Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA, Certified Surgical First Assistant (CFSA) required.

Good interpersonal and communication skills, good manual dexterity, ability to work as a team member, ability to accept criticism, willingness to learn and cooperate, displays calm in acute stressful situations.

Exposure to BBP requiring the use of personal protective equipment, exposure to other infectious diseases, exposure to radiation, chemicals, airborne pathogens and electrical hazards. Exposed to temperature variations related to patient and/or equipment needs. Lighting may range from dark to bright. May experience stressful work periods. Exposure to hazardous anesthetic agents, subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases. Taking call is required.

Must be able to engage in the following physical activities on a daily basis:
Lengthy periods of standing.
Moving stretchers, carts and equipment.
Carrying and lifting instrument sets (trays) and various items of equipment.
Maintain emotional stability.
Assists with positioning of patients.

Job Details

Legal Employer: Lenoir Health

Entity: UNC Lenoir Health Care

Organization Unit: Operating Room

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: LENOIR MEM

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

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