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Surgical Technician First Assistant - CVFA - Jefferson Highway-$10,000.00 -SIGN ON BONUS AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

This job collaborates with the surgeon and the healthcare team in performing a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. Performs these functions under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations. This job and surgical technologist perform separate roles which is defined by job description and advanced education which requires knowledge in the use of surgical instruments on tissues versus the handling of instruments. This job exhibits actions consistent with Ochsner’s Expectations as duties are performed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Required - High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred- Certified course in Endoscopic Saphenous Vein Harvesting

Work Experience

Required -  5 years experience working in surgery

Preferred- 2 years’ experience in Surgical First Assisting


Required - Certification from an accredited Surgical First Assistant Program

Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Demonstrates good judgement in performing duties and conflict resolution.
  • Skilled in suturing and saphenous vein harvesting.
  • Basic analytical skills.
  • Computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.

Job Duties

  • Practices strict adherence to sterile technique.
  • Facilitates in preparing the patient for surgery.
  • Provides visualization of the operative field.
  • Under the direct supervision of the surgeon, harvest the saphenous vein for coronary artery grafting purposes.
  • Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes.
  • Selects and applies appropriate wound dressing and secures drainage system or intra aortic balloon pump to tissue.   
  • •Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other related duties as required. 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.   (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.                                                                                       

Must be able to move and transport objects weighing up to 100 lbs. Mechanical lifting devices (e.g., carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Surgical Technician First Assistant - CVFA - Jefferson Highway-$10,000.00 -SIGN ON BONUS AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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