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Certified Surgical Technologist/First Assistant – Operating Room

Florence, SC



Essential Duties

  1. Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values. 
  2. Surgical First Assistants must be able to work flexible schedules to meet the needs of the department and Surgeon call schedule.   
  3. Work under the supervision and delegator authority of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
  4. Possess extensive knowledge of an assigned surgeon’s preferences and will serve as a resource person for other staff members
  5. Provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient
  6. Ensures the availability and preparedness of OR rooms, supplies and equipment needed to support efficient and effective perioperative processes. 
  7. Responsible for having sterile instruments, sutures and equipment necessary for the surgical procedure, along with a working knowledge of each device
  8. Assist with positioning and prepping according to the standards of practice and policies and procedures of the department and the hospital
  9. Performs initial instrument, sharps and sponge counts with the circulator and performs additional counts as necessary
  10. Assists with draping the patient and establishing the sterile field. 
  11. Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out procedure.
  12. Required to maintain the sterile field to ensure patient/employee safety by maintaining highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure
  13. Prepares and passes off specimen(s) as appropriate. 
  14. Assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment. 
  15. Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization. 
  16. Assists other members of the team with terminal cleaning of room 
  17. Uses standard precautions and appropriate personal protective equipment when working around or handling hazardous substances, including blood and body fluids.
  18. Performs all duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Qualifications /Training:

  • Five years of successful practice as a Certified Surgical Technologist.
  • Endo-vein harvesting – Five years related experience; Proven proficiency with the endo-vein harvesting technique. Ability to teach others the endo-vein harvesting procedure, preferred. (For CVOR staffing)



  • Graduate of accredited Surgical Technology Program
  • Certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or National Surgical Assistant Association or qualified to become certified 
  • Completes 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) / year of advance training.       




Full time


Florence, SC, United States


Full time

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