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Surgical First Assistant

Company: Hired by Matrix
Location: Charleston
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

If you want more than just an assignment and to work with an organization that values your contribution to our growth AND has deployed a proprietary Consultant Appreciation Program (CAP) to continue to support your job search efforts in the future------..Hired by Matrix could be just what you need. We are a distributed organization working with some of the premier Fortune 500 organizations across the US in multiple verticals and disciplines. If you embrace positive culture, a dynamic teaming approach, robust benefits, 401k matching, paid time off, and want more than just your next assignment------..we are a great "Match."

Hired by Matrix has been providing talent solutions to help organizations enhance team capacity for decades. As a full-service search firm, we have partnered with companies across industries, including Financial Services, Fintech, Consumer Goods and Services, Security and Logistics, Pharmaceutical / Biotech, Technology, Automotive, Engineering, and Healthcare.

Job Description:

  • Assist the surgeon during surgery.
  • Ensure the availability and functioning of surgical equipment used in surgical procedures.
  • Transport patient to and from operating room, preps patient prior to surgery, serves as first or second assistant to the surgeon during the surgical procedure.
  • Serve as first or second assistant during routine or emergency surgical procedures.

    First Assistant duties include:

    • Placing sutures, operating staplers, opening and closing incisions at the direction of the surgeon with the surgeon present, cauterizing vessels, placing drains, dressings and other activities as directed by the primary surgeon.

      Second Assistant duties include:

      • Positioning and prepping the patient, aspirating and sponging blood and fluids, wound and organ retraction, tying knots, cutting sutures and any other activity as directed by the primary surgeon. 30%
      • Ensure the operating room has all the equipment required for specific procedure and obtains x-rays and medical records for the physician's review.
      • Ensure the work environment is free of unsafe conditions, clutter and practices.
      • Evaluates work conditions to ensure safe practices, infection control policies and procedures and life and fire safety programs are met. 15%
      • Transport patient to the operating room with the assistance of the circulating nurse or the anesthesiologist. Perform surgical preps including draping patient as appropriate for surgical procedure. 15%
      • Harvest saphenous vein for performance of CABG at the direction of the primary surgeon and assist with the placement of extracorporeal circulation. 10%
      • Assure all patient charges are tracked and accounted for properly. 10%
      • Maintain service records and reports for administrative and regulatory purposes and monitor inventory levels and supply usage to ensure efficient and cost effective utilization of resources. 10%
      • Anticipates/plans for regulatory changes and space needs affecting the service. Identifies need for program expansion and development to improve services to customers (patients, physicians and community. 10%
      • Performs other job duties and responsibilities as required. -


        • Extensive knowledge of the clinical aspects of surgery.
        • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
        • Skilled in preparing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and co-workers.
        • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
        • Knowledgeable in basic nursing care, as well as scope and responsibility of Advanced Practice Nurse.
        • Knowledge of:

        • the professional nursing theory and practice to give and evaluate patient care.
        • organizational policies and procedures to administer patient care.
        • common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.

        • Skilled in:

        • applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide on-going patient care.
        • identifying problems and recommending solutions.
        • preparing and maintaining records and writing reports.
        • establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, hospital, medical staff and the public.

        • Ability to:

        • analyze situations and apply critical thinking.
        • communicate clearly.
        • react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

          Please submit your resume for consideration. Once submitted, feel free to contact Alisha at 678-889-6597 -for additional information.

          Approx. Duration: 3 months

          About Hired by Matrix

          Hired by Matrix, Inc. founded in 1986, is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) dedicated to providing the highest quality of job opportunities to our candidates and staffing services to our clients. We are a full-service staffing firm with experience recruiting and delivering for IT, Accounting & Finance, Administrative & Clerical, Clinical & Scientific, and Marketing disciplines. Our long history in the staffing industry and dedication to excellence are the key differentiators that have fueled our success for over 30 years.

          Hired by Matrix offers our contract professionals competitive salaries, benefits after 60 days and a 401k option with a company match after one year.
          Equal Opportunity Employer
          WBENC Certified
          WOSB Certified

          We work hard to match our candidates with the right career opportunities. Let us find you a #MatrixMatch so you can reach your career goals!

          Connect with us on LinkedIn and see how we can impact your career!

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