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Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
We want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including
Moving, mortgage, and real estate assistance
100% matching 401k based on years of service
Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
Student Loan Repayment
Key features for OR and CVOR include:
Perform responsibilities of OR Tech II in addition to the added responsibilities of Surgical First Assistant as described below. The Surgical First Assistant performs clinical skills under the direct supervision of the surgeon and practices in collaboration with the circulating RN and other health care team members. The Surgical First Assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. The Surgical First Assistant is educated in the use of surgical instruments on tissues verses the handling of instruments; the First Assist does not concurrently function as the scrub nurse.
Minimum Required Education and Experience:
2. Successful completion of a CAAHEP accredited surgical first assistant training program
A. Graduate/completion of a surgical technologist program OR
B. Practiced as a surgical technologist prior to 9/1/2009
1. New hires as of 3/29/2011- 2 years experience in the perioperative setting within the last 4 years in either a surgical technologist or surgical first assistant role.
2. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
Must have and maintain ONE of the following:
A. Surgical Technologist Certification
CST – Certified Surgical Technologist through the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (formally the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist) OR
TS-C- Tech in Surgery, Certified through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
B. Surgical First Assistant certification
SA-C – Surgical Assistant, Certified through the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA)
CSA – Certified Surgical Assistant through the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA)
CSFA (formally CFA) – Certified Surgical First Assistant through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
C. LSA- Licensed Surgical Assistant through the Texas Medical Board
If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are actively interviewing so apply today!
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