Surgical First Assistant - Heart Team
Posted on: November 13, 2019
We Are Hiring
Surgical First Assistant - Surgery
Ascension Via Christi Hospital St Francis - Wichita, KS
We are looking for an experienced cardiovascular associate for our
Heart Team to perform as a Surgical First Assistant. This role is
critical to our team and we are offering a $20,000 sign-on bonus to
help you transition to your new career.
Why Join Ascension?
Via Christi Health, a part of Ascension, is the largest healthcare
provider in the state of Kansas and operate a network of hospitals,
home care services, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging
centers, and other health services.
Our benefits and culture are two aspects of Via Christi that we
feel set us apart.
--- We offer tuition reimbursement that is available to both
part-time and full-time associates in any position.
--- We offer child care for day shift associates through our Child
--- Our Breaking Bread program, allows employees to join senior
leaders for a meal and conversation about what is working well and
ways we can work together to improve. It's one small way we give
employees a voice and work together to offer the best care possible
for our patients.
--- We were voted Best in Town by the Wichita Eagle's 2017 Readers'
Choice Awards and named in Becker's Healthcare 2017 list of 100
hospitals and health systems with great oncology, neurosurgery and
What You Will Do
We are looking for team members to help grow our Heart Team. We
need team players and hard workers. As a Surgical First Assistant,
you will cooperatively work with about 20 compassionate team
members to provide the best patient care experience possible.
Within the unit, we have 3 heart rooms and we also utilize our
hybrid room for surgical procedures. Our team supports 4 doctors
and will be welcoming a new surgeon to the team in September.
We have a stellar reputation. Our TAVR program has won many awards
and our innovative surgical teams have been the first in the world
to perform several surgical procedures.
6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday-Friday, no weekends, or holidays!
One on-call day per week
One on-call weekend per month (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
--- Position patient to give best exposure for surgical procedure,
using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing
patient comfort and safety.
--- Provide visualization of the operative site using appropriate
method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction,
sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
--- Utilize appropriate technique to achieve temporary and
--- Assist with body plane closure, application of wound dressings
and securing of drainage systems.
--- Assist in room clean up and the removal of the soiled case
cart, supplies, and trash from OR room as needed at the completion
of the surgical case.
--- Participate as a surgical team member in the preparation of the
surgical suite according to surgeon's preference cards with
appropriate instruments, resources and supplies.
What You Will Need
--- BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association
(AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date.
--- Surgical Assistant credentialed from the National Board of
Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
--- High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or
Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.
--- CV experience
Equal Employment Opportunity
Via Christi Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and
Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial
consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability,
veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
Please see the link below for more information.
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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to
individuals who have applied for a position using our official
application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of
employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information
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