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Company: Covenant HealthCare
Location: Saginaw, MI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Covenant HealthCare






The Surgical Technologist/First Assistant/Open Heart Team, under supervision, provides technical patient care to all ages, according to a plan of care established by a team of professionals coordinated by the Registered Nurse.


The Surgical Technologist/First Assistant/Open Heart Team demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare, and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation



Performs duties as directed by Cardiac Surgeons.

Informs the RN of any/all pertinent information regarding changes in patient's condition or surgeon's needs.

Demonstrates interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, families, and co-workers.

Communicates supply inventory needs to RN/Supply Coordinator.

Maintains clean and orderly patient/unit environment.

Labels and reports any malfunctioning instruments.

Performs departmental projects as needed.

Provides direct/indirect patient care as directed by RN, surgeon, anesthesiologist and/or CRNA.

Actively participates in patient outcome activities and continuing education activities.

Updates and maintains knowledge, skills, and competencies related to area of practice.

Adheres to unit/department policies, procedures, and unit structure standards.

Maintains confidentiality in relation to patient/family, and the organization.

Actively participates in training/orientation of students and new staff.

Performs duties as directed by Cardiac Surgeons.

Responsibilities as a scrub person:

Checks supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedure.

Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment and medication/solutions as appropriate.

Performs appropriate counts with RN according to standard.

Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants.

Helps in draping sterile field.

Passes instruments, etc., to surgeon during procedure.

Reports break in sterile technique.

Maintains highest standard of sterile techniques during procedure.

Prepares sterile dressings and applies as directed by surgeon.

Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization as needed.

Assists other members of team with terminal cleaning of room.

Assists in preparing room for next patient.

Responsibilities as an assistant:

May sponge operative site, hold retractors and cut sutures as directed by surgeon.

May cauterize previously clamped vessels as directed by surgeon.

May remove clamps from vessel after cauterized or tied by surgeon.

May assist with staple insertion for wound closure.


Other information:


High School Graduate or equivalent Certified First Assistant, graduate from Surgical First Assistant Program or On-The-Job experience to meet criteria established, eligible for certification or RN with current Michigan license. Current Surgical Technologist with 5 yrs. Experience. BLS certification Preferred certification for Surgical Technologist. OR experience as a Surgical Tech Understanding of the Cardiovascular System through On-The-Job training or formal courses in anatomy and physiology


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES Strong knowledge of surgical instrumentation. (Examination, identification, care and assembly)

Working knowledge of the sterilization process.

Working knowledge of a Case Cart system.

Understanding sterile techniques and operating room protocol. Strong organization skills and attention to detail.

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

Strong Customer Service skills.

Strong Communication skills.

Ability to work either independently or in a group.

Ability to resolve problems effectively.

Ability to motivate and precept new employees.


WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.

Constant standing Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs.

Frequent carrying, stooping, twisting, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, near vision, midrange vision, far vision, depth perception, visual accommodation, color vision, and field of vision

Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs. Occasional walking, sitting, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, crouching, and squatting







It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities.  Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises.  Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.

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