As defined by the American College of Surgeons, the Surgical Technician First Assistant provides aide in exposure, hemostosis, and other technical functions, that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient.
• Prior to 1/12/20, required Education and Experience included any Surg Tech Technical training with 3 years First Assist experience; OR completion of an Accredited First Assist Program and 1 year First Assist experience as approved by Director
• As of 1/12/20, required Education and Experience includes High School diploma, completion of a BayCare approved Surgical Technician First Assistant program and 3 years Surgical Technician experience; OR High School Diploma, Surgical Technician First Assistant Certification and 1 year Surgical Technician First Assistant experience .
• Preference will be given to candidates with Surgical Technician First Assistant certification and 1 year Surgical Technician First Assistant experience.
Must complete assigned competencies and obtain physician sign off for 6 trocar placements with at least two different surgeons and 6 local injections with at least two different surgeons within 90 days.
Required BLS (Basic Life Support)
Preferred Reference summary for details
Required High School or Equivalent
Required Technical Reference summary for details
Required 3 years Reference summary for details
Preferred 1 year Reference summary for details
Required Delegation skills
Required Interpersonal skills
Required Written and verbal communication skills
Required Customer service skills
Required Knowledge of regulatory standards appropriate to position
Required Medical terminology use and understanding
Required Preceptor skills
Required Organizational skills
Required Work with a team
Required Computer skills appropriate to position
Required Critical thinking skills
Required Work independently