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First Surgical Assistant

Full / Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary: Regular
About Baystate Health
Baystate Health, a leading not-for-profit integrated health system, is transforming the delivery of health care to the communities it serves. Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated healthcare systems, serving more than 800,000 people throughout Western Massachusetts. With about 12,000 employees, a 1,200-member medical staff, and net patient service revenue of more than $2.3 billion, this dynamic and growing system includes an academic medical center, a children’s hospital and three community hospitals. It also includes a large multispecialty group, (Baystate Medical Practices), Baystate Home Health, Baystate Reference Laboratories, and Health New England, a 205,000-member health insurance company. 

What You Will Do:

The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), First Surgical Assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient.

  • Determines specific equipment needed for each procedure
  • May review permit to confirm procedure and any special needs for the procedure. 
  • Participates in “time out” sessions prior to surgery
  •  Assists in selection and placement of x-rays for reference
  • Assists in moving and positioning of patient. 
  • Insertion and removal of Foley urinary bladder catheter; based on completed competency verification
  • Placement of pneumatic tourniquet. 
  • Verbal confirmation of the procedure with surgeon.
  •  Drapes patient within surgeon’s guidelines

What You Will Need:

  • Associates Degree required or program accredited by Committee on Allied Health Education Association or have completed a structured training program and hold a professional equivalent
  • Surgical Technologist with a minimum of 4 years experience. 1 year employment at BMC.
  • CST and Certified First Assistant required 

What You Need To Know:

Location: Daly Operating Rooms- Baystate Medical Center

Hours: Days, 40 hours per week

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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