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Surgical First Assistant

Company: Emonics, LLC
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details:

Surgical Assistant Responsibilities:

- Assisting with patient resuscitation during cardiac arrests or other life-threatening events.

- Covering patients with surgical drapes to ensure and maintain a sterile operating field, removing patients' body hair, and disinfecting the incision site.

- Determining the availability and inspecting sterile and non-sterile surgical equipment, tools, and supplies.

- Adjusting and maintaining the operating room temperature, humidity, and lighting according to the Surgeon's specifications.

- Applying sutures, staples, clips, and drainage systems and clamping, or cauterizing blood vessels to control bleeding.

- Assisting with the positioning of patients' bodies to protect against nerve damage or circulation impairment and assessing the patients' body conditions after surgery.

- Maintaining an unobstructed operating field with surgical retractors, sponges, and suctioning and irrigating equipment.

- Monitoring patients' positions, vital signs, and volume and color of blood during operations.

- Assisting the surgical team with gowning or gloving and passing instruments or supplies to the Surgeon.

- Assisting with the application of dressings, casts, splints, braces, and other devices.

Surgical Assistant Requirements:

- A graduate's degree in surgical assistance with the successful completion of clinical training.

- A license to work as a surgical assistant.

- Good manual dexterity and working knowledge of surgical procedures and tasks.

- The ability to work in a stressful environment.

- Physical stamina to work long shifts and move or lift patients and heavy equipment.

- Excellent team working and communication skills.

- The ability to remain calm and focused in the operating room.

Keywords: Emonics, LLC, Grand Forks , Surgical First Assistant, Healthcare , Grand Forks, North Dakota

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