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Surgical Technologist – First Assistant (CSTFA)


This is a Contract position in Kalamazoo, MI posted July 28, 2019.

We Are Hiring Ascension Borgess Hospital is adding to our team of dedicated Surgical Technologist – First Assistant.

We have recently added new surgical suites and other advancements such as new facilities to sterilize surgical instruments.

If you want to work in a state of the art facility alongside some of the best surgical teams in the region, join us in our journey to deliver compassionate and personalized care to those we serve.

Ascension Borgess is nationally recognized for specialty services in cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, bariatric, stroke, rehabilitation and spine care, among others.

Ascension Borgess is also a major referral center regionally for emergency and trauma services; a behavioral health crisis center; the Diabetes and Endocrine Center; diagnostic services & radiology; sleep medicine; women’s health; the Birthing Center; and sports medicine.

Borgess physicians offer primary care services at more than 120 locations.

This is a PRN Day position.

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the US.

We have over 2600 sites of care across 22 states and the District of Columbia.

Our mission is to deliver spirituality-centered holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

More Than a Job : Working for Ascension is more than just a job.

It’s a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community.

With a mission established 100 years ago, your role on the team will contribute to a legacy that has supported our community for over a century.

Strength in our People: At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them.

In addition to the chance to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages.

We also support work-life balance and spirituality in the workplace.

Wellbeing Programs: Transforming healthcare starts with taking care of our associates.

We know our associates are busy and on the go.

We provide our team resources and tools to help them proactively manage their physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing.

Compensation/Benefits: At Ascension, we provide a competitive compensation package inclusive of a wide range of flexible benefit options.

We support work-life balance through generous paid time off and encourage spirituality in the workplace.

What You Will Do As an Surgical Technologist
– First Assistant with Ascension Borgess Hospital, you will have the opportunity to ensure the quality of and appropriateness of care for all age groups in the specific patient population to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents and geriatrics.

Demonstrate an ability to assist surgeons as directed in surgical procedures for all patients.

Provide guidance and supervision to other surgical technicians meeting quality and cost effective outcomes.

Provide expertise in intra-operative procedures at Borgess Medical Center.

Provides other technical functions to enable the surgeon to perform procedures with optimal results for the patient as outlined in the Surgical Technologist FA competency based orientation.

Will be provided procedural supervision by the attending surgeon and will be evaluated by the professional and clinical skill performance evaluation tool which will include multiple physician evaluations.

You will: Follow the aseptic technique standard within the surgical setting and corrects any breaks in technique.

Arrange operating room equipment and supplies following surgeon’s preference card and procedure requirements.

Follow policy and procedure standards for sponge, needle and instrument counts.

The surgeon shall convey the exact position that will give the best exposure for the surgical procedure.

The surgical assistant will carry out this order.

Consideration will be given to the patient’s comfort and safety.

Assist surgeons as directed in surgical procedures for all patients Provide guidance and supervision to other surgical technicians meeting quality and cost effective outcomes.

Handle, prepare and administration of medication while under the supervision of a physician.

Immediate postoperative evaluation of the most common postoperative complications or conditions (ex: peripheral pulses, bruits, etc) The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need Required Credential(s): BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Certified Surgical Assistant specializing in First Assistant credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained within 18 Months (1 1/2 year) of hire date or job transfer date.

Certified Surgical Tech credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Education: Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technologist program is required.

Graduation from accredited First Assistant program within 18 months of start date.

Proficient as first and/or second scrub for minimum for four (4) years.

Consideration given for years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

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 from applicants.