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Catholic Health Initiatives Surgical First Assist Cert in The Woodlands, Texas

Surgical First Assist Cert

CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands CampusThe Woodlands, Texas

Requisition ID 2021-177556 Employment Type Full Time Department General Surgery Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Standard Hours Monday-Friday with on call including weekends


The Woodlands Hospital a primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, women’s services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

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.

Assumes the responsibility for providing 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


  1. Works under the direct supervision of the surgeon

  2. Facilitates the physicians preference and communicates with other team members

  3. Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety

  4. Along with the surgeon assumes the accountability for verification of the correct surgical site

  5. Accepts appropriate delegated medical function as define within the CFA scope of practice

  6. Participate in the orientation of new employees and students

  7. Uses surgical instruments to assist the surgeon and facilitate the surgical intervention

  8. Handles tissue safely

  9. Serves as a patient advocate

  10. Performs other duties as requested, according to experience and the level of skills

  11. Participation in data collection

  12. Participation in a unit, organization, or community research committee or program

  13. Sharing of research activities with others surgical technicians within the Perioperative Department

  14. Assist with using research findings in the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines for client care

  15. Improves knowledge base through attendance and participation in continuing education programs

  16. Staff development, formal and informal to increase clinical knowledge and improve critical thinking

  17. Obtains 20 CEU’s annually

  18. Role models positive guest relations and collaborative practice

  19. Serves as a leader in the development and attainment of organizational goals as they pertain to the Certified First Assistant

  20. Actively Participates in professional organization related to practice (such as: AST, NSAA)


Education and Licensure Required:

*Certified Surgical First Assistant (CST/CFSA)

  • Credentialing through Medical Staff Office

Minimum Experience:

*Two (2) years of experience working in a surgical setting


Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.