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Surgical Assistant- Maryview Medical Center

Company: Bon Secours Mercy Health Inc
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!PRIMARY FUNCTION/GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION:The primary responsibility of this position is that of a team member in the provision of care to the patient undergoing a surgical procedure. The team member functions in the assistant role during procedures, under supervision of the MD, and performs duties which include but are not limited to, providing exposure, assisting with hemostasis, skin closure, and other technical tasks. The team member also functions in a variety of other duties, in support of the mission and goals of the department and hospital.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Demonstrates a caring attitude and intentional caring behaviors in interpersonal interactions and patient/family care.Able to work with diverse populations and integrate individual patient/family preferences into plan of care. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and needs of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of patient's status. Interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the departmental policies and procedures.Routinely functions as First or Second assists on assigned cases. Functions in the scrub role as assigned, demonstrating knowledge and implementation of sterile technique.Communicates clearly all pertinent patient information to other members of the health care team.May infiltrate with local anesthesia under the direct supervision of the operating surgeon. Direct supervision means the surgeon is in the procedure room with the SA when the local infiltrate is being administered.Under the direct supervision of the operating surgeon, handles tissues, provides exposure, uses instruments, sutures, and provides hemostasis, performs wound closure and knot tying, irrigates wound site, uses power equipment and stapling devices.Inserts urinary catheter, and preps as ordered by surgeon.Actively participates in the Universal Protocol procedures that assure correct site surgery.Anticipates, assists, and provides for the needs of the surgeon to include draping, correct instruments, and supplies.Sets up and maintains the sterile field, consisting of instrument tables and stands, using the surgeons' preference list as a guideInforms the nurse in a timely manner, any surgeon requests or other indication for needed changes to the preference list.EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:Required Minimum Education: High School/GEDLicensure/Certification Required: Registered with the Virginia Board of Medicine as a Surgical Assistant, BLS Basic Life SupportBon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/ADAn employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualifyPaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more *Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift: Days (United States of America)Department: Inpatient Surgery - MaryviewAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com.

Keywords: Bon Secours Mercy Health Inc, Portsmouth , Surgical Assistant- Maryview Medical Center, Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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