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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Surgical Assist / First Assist / CVOR in Atlanta, Georgia

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Description

Surgical Assistant / First Assist / Cardiovascular Thoracic Operating Room

Shift: Full Time 6:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital CVOR has 6 OR’s with 1 hybrid room. We are a Level 1 Cardiac Center with 1200+ heart cases/year.

This position is 6:30am - 5:00pm full time with required on-call.

We are seeking a capable Surgical Assistant / First Assist / CVOR who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population.

  • Responsible for assisting the surgeon under direct and indirect supervision throughout preoperative, intraoperative, and post-operative duties and procedures as needed.

  • Provide aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. Permanent: clamping and/or cauterizing vessels or tissue; tying and/or ligating clamped vessels or tissue; applying hemostatic clips; placing local hemostatic agents. Temporary: applying tourniquets and demonstrating awareness of the indications/contraindications for use with knowledge of side effects of extended use; applying vessel loops; applying non-crushing clamps; applying direct digital pressure. Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes.

  • Packing with sponges. Digital manipulation of tissue. Suctioning, irrigating, or sponging. Manipulation of suture materials (e.g. loops, tags, running sutures).

  • Utilizing running or interrupted subcutaneous sutures with absorbable or non-absorbable material and subcuticular closure technique with or without adhesive skin closure strips. Closing skin with method indicated by surgeon (suture, staples, etc.).

  • Selecting and applying appropriate wound dressing: liquid or spray occlusive materials, absorbent material affixed with tape of circumferential wrapping; immobilizing dressing (soft or rigid).

  • Points of pressure shall be padded: elbows, heels, knees, eyes, face, and axillary region. Circulation shall not be impaired. Nerve damage shall be guarded against.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate and /or certification from surgical assisting programs accredited through ARC/STSA.

  • 2 years of surgical assistant/first assistant experience is required. Some areas may require specialized experience.

  • CVOR Experience a must. Robotics experience preferred.

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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs., 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs., 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs., 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs. max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs.; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division St. Joseph's Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30342

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department SJH Operating Room

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 89877

Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

Schedule 6:30a-5p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Hourly Minimum USD $34.61/Hr.

Hourly Midpoint USD $40.71/Hr.

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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