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Company: SSM Health
Location: Bridgeton, MO
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


Lead Cardiothoracic Specialty Surgical Assistant NP DePaul/St. Clare Hospitals


  • Surgical Assist experience desired.
  • Daily Responsibility:
  • Responsible for the coordination of daily assignments
  • Responsible for the coordination of call assignments
  • Leadership expectations:
  • Lead education, onboarding, and training needs of CT Surgery group
  • Ensure the most efficient CTSA assignments
  • Consider travel for CTSAs between all platforms
  • Consider and respect availability of peers
  • Consider call person when recommending assignments
  • Consider and respect private details of department and peers at all times (especially when a call-in is made)
  • Ensure timely assignment designation (i.e. by 6:00 pm day prior)
  • Be open and willing to accept and/or seek the assistance of peers if daily schedule limits availability to fulfill daily responsibility.
  • Seek and respect input from peers
  • Obtain complete medical history and physical data on patients. Performs complete physical exam and records findings. Collaborate with physician(s) in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients as needed.
  • Synthesize data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention. Interpret and integrate data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
  • Administer medications and injections according to physician directions. Suture minor lacerations when necessary.
  • Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs. Instruct patient and family regarding medications, treatment instructions, and other patient education.
  • Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Post tests and examination results.
  • Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation.
  • Attends required meetings and participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Manages medical and surgical emergencies. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
  • Functions in the role of triage nurse by assisting physicians in the development of clinical protocols, conducting nursing assessment to identify patient problem, implementing a plan of action to facilitate problem resolution, recording data concerning problem/action plan/outcome in patient medical record. Functions as resource person to ancillary personnel to meet patient needs.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in a health care related field and advanced certifications


  • Four years' experience


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.


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