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SURGICAL ASST, CCHS Employees Only Job


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Hospital: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Family Health Centers
Job Code: Q2501M
Pay Grade: 13
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Days
Hours: 7a-3:30p
Job Details: - Associates Degree Required
- 1-2 years experience required
Summary: Assumes responsibility for procedures or tasks that are related to the specific training, score and orientation of a Surgical Assistant under the direct supervision of a licensed Surgeon. Job Responsibilities: Anticipates the needs of the surgeon and other team members with respect to the requirements of a particular surgical procedure. Uses knowledge of OR procedures with respect to attire, infection control and compliance practices. Prepares for the procedure or surgery by participating in the performance of the safety check/univeral protocol determining the specific equipment needed; reviewing permits to confirm procedures and special needs, assisting in moving and positioning the patient, selecting x-rays for referance, inserting and removing Foley urinary bladder catheter, and draping the patient. Supports the Surgeon during the procedure or surgery by retracting tissue and organs, maintaining hemostatis by direct pressure, use of appropriate instrumentation, placing ties or ligatures, or applying chemical hemostatic agents; using electrocautery mono and bi-polar; clamping, ligating and cutting tissue; maintaining integrity of sterile field, closing all wound layers, inserting drainage tubes, applying wound dressing and assisting with resuscitation or any other events in the OR. Performs any other duties or procedures incident to the surgical procedure deemed necessary and directed and supervised by the surgeon. Other duties as assigned. Education: Assoicate Degree. Graduate of an accredited Physican Assistant program, but is not required to be certified by the NCCPA or hold a license to practice; or graduate of an un-accredited surgical assistance program. Experience: Minimum two years of peri-operative practice in an acute care facility. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS). Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred. Laser Safety Course preferred. Physical Requirements: Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and ginger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids. Able to safely transport patients on stretchers to bed using good body mechanics.Works extended hours as necessary.

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