Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (Surgical Assistant 2) - Orthopedics
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Internal Number: 2520
The Surgical Assistant 2 is resposible for being a First Assist to the surgeon on a full-time basis in the OR.
Reports to the Operations Manager
Must be employed by the supervising surgeon 30 days or longer, if necessary, before assisting in the O.R. to assure competency, and must provide evidence of special training in the O.R. as a First Assistant.
Obtain privileges and act as First Assistant to the surgeon in operative procedures at the ASC and local and area hospitals where the surgeon has privileges to perform surgery.
May assist in the O.R. suite with positioning of the patient, preparing the operative field (skin preparation and draping), and review the equipment and instruments required for the operation.
May perform designated wound closure approved by the surgeon.
May write orders, progress notes and diagnostic information on the patient's record in preparation for the surgeon's review and signature.
May request supplies and equipment necessary for the procedure.
Must promote effective rapport and cooperative spirit with related hospital and clinic personnel.
May assist or make rounds in the hospital for the attending surgeon. May review the patient's record for lab reports, x-ray findings and nursing comments where the pertinent information may be directed to the attending surgeon. These visits may also involve inspection of wounds and dressings, instructions to the patient, exercises and other convalescent activities and supplying health literature booklets and written post-operative instructions.
May assist families in making discharge arrangement.
Must be able to take call to assist in the O.R. as needed.
Must carry a beeper during clinic office hours and when on call for surgeon.
Perform other job duties as assigned.
Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
Provide excellent customer service and adhere to SC Way customer service philosophy.
Graduate of RN with evidence of completed certification as a First Assistant in the O.R.
At least five (5) years of O.R. experience.
ACLS helpful but not required.
Must maintain current license of RN.
CPR certification per American Heart Association guidelines required within 30 days of hire.
Must be a first Assistant in the Operating Room by AORN Standards or an equivalent.
Certification as a Surgical First Assistant (CSFA).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times.
May attend in-services and workshops relevant to the position.
Good communication skills.
Computer knowledge essential.
Ability to work well under stress.
Ability to work under stress and must possess organizational skills.
Work in a clinic and hospital environment.
Requires standing for long periods of time.
May be required to lift.
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases and toxic substances.