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Surgical First Assist Cert

Company: CHI St. Luke's Health - Memorial - Lufkin
Location: Lufkin
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial paves the way for quality, innovative health care in East Texas and provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year. With hospitals in LufkinLivingstonSan Augustine, and Memorial Specialty Hospital – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year


Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. What sets us apart from other healthcare organizations? How much time do you have? In short, it all starts with our current employees. They believe in living our mission to provide compassion to everyone. We, in turn, believe that growing and supporting our people allows us to deliver a higher degree of quality care to our patients. CHI advocates for all who live in the communities we serve, especially the most vulnerable. Choose an organization who will champion your talents and nurture your career. Choose CHI!


We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and dependent adults
  • Care for Caregivers: Resilience Through Adversity is a series of sessions designed to help caregivers build their resilience and advance their mental well-being during these difficult times
  • Flexible spending accounts
    Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching Retirement Programs 
  • Wellness Programs


Our Certified Surgical First Assistant plays a vital role in our surgical department. The Certified Surgical First Assistant  provides surgical assistance under the direct supervision and direction of the operating surgeon.  The CFA function as interdisciplinary team member to provide a safe surgical environment with optimal outcomes for the patient. Practices in collaboration with and at the direction of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase of the patient’s perioperative experience. Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the CFA can assist with the other patient care activities



  • Anticipation Skills  – A great CFSA knows what the surgeon will need before he even asks! 
  • Team Player - A surgical first assist will work with multiple disciplines at all times and we need a person who can step up and take initiative when needed 
  • Calm under pressure - Being  in surgery many stressful situations may arise and we need someone who can remain calm under pressure and work through the issues



Minimum Requirements Certified Surgical First Assistant: 


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Certified Surgical First Assist
  • Certified Surgical Technician (CST)
  • BLS
  • Two (2) years of experience working in a surgical setting


Related Skills: Surgical First Assist, CSA, CFSA, hospital operating room, operating room assisting, surgical technology, Certified Surgical Technologist, CST, ST, Surgical technologist, Surgical Assisting, preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative, operation, operative procedure, surgical procedure, operating room team, scrub, sterile surgical instruments, scrub surgical technologist

Keywords: CHI St. Luke's Health - Memorial - Lufkin, Tyler , Surgical First Assist Cert, Other , Lufkin, Texas

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