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Surgical First Assistant, Surg General - Full time


CHRISTUS Southeast Texas


Patient Care


CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St Elizabeth Hospital


2830 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX  77702
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Surgical First Assistant, Surg General - Full time Job in Beaumont

Job Description


The Certified First Assistant (CFA) is a Surgical Technician who has received training by a recognized First Assist certification program, and who works to facilitate the safe and effective care of the surgical patient while under the direct supervision of a Surgeon and circulating registered nurse. Competencies include proper demonstration of: 1) safe positioning of the surgical patient. 2) providing visualization of the operative site during procedure. 3) assisting the surgeon in providing hemostasis. 4) assisting with the closure of body planes. 5) Expedites operative procedure by anticipating the needs of the surgeon. 6) has advanced knowledge of normal and pathological anatomy. 7) and functions during emergency situations.


A. Education/Skills

· LVN - Graduate of a State Board accredited Vocational School of Nursing

• ST - Graduate of a School of Surgical Technology required

B. Experience

· LVN/ST - Two years of operating room scrub experience required.

C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

· LVN - Current license or permit to practice LVN nursing in the State of Texas

- AHA BLS required within 2 weeks of employment

• CST - Current certification in Surgical Technology required.

- AHA BLS required within 2 weeks of employment

• CFA - Certification as a Certified First Assistant (CFA) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or The American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA) is required.

- AHA BLS required within 2 weeks of employment

 • LVN/ST – AHA CPR required within 2 weeks of employment

Work Type:

Full Time

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Surgical First Assistant, Surg General - Full time