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Certified Surgical Assistant

Job ID 166864BR Date posted 11/17/2021
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Full Time
  • Surgery
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Position description
The Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) first assists the surgeon/physician in the performance of surgical procedures. The CSA has an understanding of human surgical anatomy; has developed surgical skills such as suturing, the proper use of surgical instrumentation, and proper positioning of surgical patients. The CSA possesses a working knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique, and perioperative policies and procedural guidelines. The CSA must have knowledge of surgical procedures and the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon. The CSA will work in a multi-specialty perioperative setting that includes general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurological surgery, spinal surgery, ENT/radical neck surgery, gynecological surgery, urology surgery, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, plastic surgery, transplant surgery, colon-rectal surgery, and pediatric surgery.

Qualifications
Graduate of a Surgical Assistant program or equivalent surgical assistant training. Currently certified as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) through the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) or as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Relevant operating room experience or training within the past 3 years is preferred.

Additional qualifications
Adapts to unpredictable situations within the perioperative setting. Proven ability to communicate with a variety of people in a direct, empathetic, and articulate manner. Demonstrates patient-centered and customer focused communication skills. Ability to work independently and as a team member with minimal supervision.

License or certification
Must have and maintain current certification as Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) with the National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants (NCCSA) or Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) with National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Maintains current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs: American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Exemption status
Non-exempt

Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $30.55 per hour.

Benefits eligible
Yes

Schedule
Full Time

Hours / Pay period
60

Schedule details
Days, PMs

Call shifts on weekends and nights

8 and 10 Hour Shifts

Weekend schedule
Call Shifts on Weekends & Nights

Site description
La Crosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children's museum and a civic center.

Recruiter
Stephanie Holper

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