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Mercy Health (Multiple Locations) Surgical Tech First Asst in Joplin, Missouri

We're a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.At Company , we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals - careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its "Top 100 Places to Work."Overview: The Surgical Tech First Assist is a role which provides additional assistance to the surgeon in the Operating Room over and above that normally provided. As defined by the American College of Surgeons ACS, surgical assistants provide aid in exposure, hemostatsis, closure, and other interoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safer operation with optimal results for the patient. In addition to intraoperative duties, the surgical assistant also performs preoperative and postoperative duties under the supervision of the attending surgeon and my not under any circumstance be performed independently by the Surgical First Assist. The physician must remain within the surgery department to be considered readily available and providing supervision. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Company Service Standards.Qualifications: Education: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent Graduate of Accredited Surgical technology programLicensure: In addition to requirements of the CST position, it is required that the Certified Scrub Tech First Assist earn, with in 1 year, the Certified Surgical Assist CSA and pass an examination approved by either the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting NBSTSA or the Council for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP. CSAs maintain certification by earning 50 hours of approved Continuing Education in a two-year period or by successfully retaking the certifying exam. Licensure: NBSTSA or NSAA National Surgical Assistant AssociationExperience: The ST First Assist must demonstrate application of anatomy, physiology, and other cognitive education in the use of surgical instrumentation on tissue as well as the handling of instruments 4 years experience as a certified scrub tech 2 years experience assisting Surgeon proctorship of first assist with completed and signed approved competenciesCertifications: First Assistant Certification required within one year of hire/transfer. BLS CertificationOther: Basic computer Knowledge We Offer Great Benefits:Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period! We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.At Company , our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.What Makes You a Good Match for Company ?Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. Company has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/VeteransEmployer's Job# 833151Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.