Surgical Technician IV - First Assist

Posted: May 12, 2017


The surgical technologist handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of the sterile field.

The surgical 1st Assist, assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedure. Ensures operating suite is adequately prepared for procedure. Monitors PAR levels of all surgical instruments and supplies. Cleans and sterilizes all surgical instruments. The assistant works closely with the surgeon in a hands-on capacity, helping the surgeon by handling vital tasks such as prepping the patient for surgery, providing suturing, clamping, removing scar tissue and positioning patients during surgery to ensure a safe operatio.n Position requires 8,10, or 12 hour shifts to cover department Monday - Friday 06:30 - 17:00. Position requires individual to assume "on call " duty on a rotating basis. Call required to cover evenings, nights, weekends and Holidays.

Schedule: Full Time
Contact: Anthony Ralph
Phone: 575-751-5782
Email: aralph@taoshospital.org


• High School Diploma or GED required.
• CST Certification required
• Three years of experience as an Operating Room Surgical Technologist preferred
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
• Excellent Customer Service and communication skills required.
- Knowledge of advanced surgical anatomy and physiology and surgical procedures
-current first assist certification or Must obtain first assist certification within 1 year of completion from an approved program

This Position is No Longer Available