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CST First Assistant in East Chicago, IN at Community Healthcare System

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time · Days + Call · holiday call· 80
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/13/2019
  • Job ID:
    24667

Job Description

Job ID:  24667

Category:    Nursing Services

Facility:    St. Catherine Hospital • Surgery General

Schedule:    Full-time • Days + Call • holiday call • 80

Location:  East Chicago,  IN


The CST First Assistant reports to the Director of Surgical Services. All assignments will be made by the Director or designee, with regard to optimum patient care, difficulty of the procedure, and physician's request. The CST First Assistant will perform only the functions defined by the Association of Surgical Assistants and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The broad functions of the surgical assistants are: 1) providing aid in exposure; 2) hemostasis, closure, and 3) other intraoperative tecchnical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. The surgical assistant performs these functions during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with Hospital Policies and Procedures.
 
•         Current certification in surgical technology.

•         Completion of CST First Assistant course in which the cirrculum addressed all the content   areas of the 'Core Curriculum of the CST First Assistant'.

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