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
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
Required - 5 years experience working in
Preferred- 2 years’ experience in
Surgical First Assisting
Required - Certification from an accredited Surgical First
Basic Life Support (BLS) from American
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Demonstrates good judgement in performing duties and conflict
- 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
- 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
- Selects and applies appropriate wound dressing and secures
drainage system or intra aortic balloon pump to
- •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
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
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
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
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.