CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECH- FIRST ASSISTANT
FULL TIME (80 hours per pay period)
Position Summary: The Certified Surgical Technologist functioning as a First Assistant (CST-FA) to the surgeon will comply with all state and institutional policies and guidelines of practice as a CST-FA and will further expand their role to include the following delegated surgical tasks. The CST-FA will have specialized education and certification specifically to support this expanded function.
Minimum Experience: Experience performing certified surgical technologist duties in an operating suite sufficient to meet the experience requirements mandates by one of the certifying bodoes indicated below.
Licensure/Certification: In addition to professional certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting; or as a National Certified Technician (OR) from the National Center for Competency Testing; or state licensure as LPN with appropriate experience performing surgical procedures in a circulating and/or scrub capacity, must also possess one of the following certifications:
• Certified First Assistant (CSFA) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA); or
• Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) by the National Surgical Assistants Association (NSAA); or
• Surgical Assistant-Certified (SA-C) by the American Board of Surgical Assisting (ABSA); or
• Assistant at Surgery-Certified (AS-C) by the National Assistant Surgery Council (NASC)
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