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Surgical Assistant

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Olney
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary Serves as first assistant on all procedures assigned, which may include General, Vascular, Neuro, Orthopedic, Thoracic, Urology, Obstetrical/Gynecologic, Podiatry and Maxillofacial. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training Certificate from an Accredited SA Program # Experience At least 1 year of experience as first assistant # License/Certification/Registration Maryland S.A. Certification CPR Certification # Knowledge, Skills # Abilities Ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customers. HIPAA policies on Confidentiality Knowledge of surgical procedures: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Otolaryngology (head and neck), Plastic Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics/Gynecologic Surgery, Podiatry, and Maxillofacial Surgery. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Clinical: Provides assistance to physician in surgical procedures as 1st assistant. First assist on specific procedures assigned by the chief PA. Cases include those requiring second assisting as well as cases approved by the attending physician for first assisting. Performs surgical tasks as appropriate and as directed by the attending with minimal direction given by the surgeon. Assists the operating room team peri- and post-operatively with the care of the patient. Customer Service: Contributes to the improvement of customer satisfaction. Receptive to the physical and emotional needs of patients and their families. Provides ancillary services to physicians to improve physician satisfaction and retention. Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure; updates clinical skills as required by hospital policy and patient need. Practices within legal boundaries of MD licensing board and according to hospital policy and procedures. Identifies learning needs and initiates actions to address these education needs. Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain licensure. Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department. Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted time frame for completion (CPR, License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.) Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments. Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees. Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit. Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties Maintains Flexibility in scheduling and participates in covering shortages within the department. Fulfills on-call obligations according to department policies.# # #IND123

  • Job Summary
  • Serves as first assistant on all procedures assigned, which may include General, Vascular, Neuro, Orthopedic, Thoracic, Urology, Obstetrical/Gynecologic, Podiatry and Maxillofacial.

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Education/Training
  • Certificate from an Accredited SA Program

  • Experience
  • At least 1 year of experience as first assistant

  • License/Certification/Registration
  • Maryland S.A. Certification

  • CPR Certification

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customers.

  • HIPAA policies on Confidentiality

  • Knowledge of surgical procedures: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Otolaryngology (head and neck), Plastic Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics/Gynecologic Surgery, Podiatry, and Maxillofacial Surgery.

  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Clinical: Provides assistance to physician in surgical procedures as 1st assistant.
  • First assist on specific procedures assigned by the chief PA.

  • Cases include those requiring second assisting as well as cases approved by the attending physician for first assisting.

  • Performs surgical tasks as appropriate and as directed by the attending with minimal direction given by the surgeon.

  • Assists the operating room team peri- and post-operatively with the care of the patient.

  • Customer Service: Contributes to the improvement of customer satisfaction.
  • Receptive to the physical and emotional needs of patients and their families.

  • Provides ancillary services to physicians to improve physician satisfaction and retention.

  • Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure; updates clinical skills as required by hospital policy and patient need.
  • Practices within legal boundaries of MD licensing board and according to hospital policy and procedures.

  • Identifies learning needs and initiates actions to address these education needs.

  • Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain licensure.

  • Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.

  • Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted time frame for completion (CPR, License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.)

  • Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments.
  • Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate

  • Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees.

  • Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.

  • Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
  • Maintains Flexibility in scheduling and participates in covering shortages within the department.

  • Fulfills on-call obligations according to department policies.

Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Olney , Surgical Assistant, Other , Olney, Maryland

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