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Technologist-Surgical First Assistant - DC OR Operating Room BMH Desoto

Job ID: 3336
Job Category: Clinical Technician/Technologist
Job Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Facility: BMH-Desoto Hospital
Location: Southaven, MS

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The Surgical Technician First Assistant (SFA) will support the continuity of care for Perioperative patients. The scope of practice includes intraoperative surgical first assisting. The SFA will provide intraoperative surgical care under the direct supervision of the surgeon for all ages and/or provide direction to the perioperative team where needed. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Assists in performance of procedures for the surgical patient in a manner consistent with established policies and procedures.
  • To assist in providing intraoperative care.
  • To safely and adequately provide and utilize equipment and supplies based on patient needs.
  • To perform activities that demonstrate technical accountability.
  • Participates in ongoing educational activities.
  • To assist in providing preoperative care.
  • Completes assigned goals.

Requirements, Preferences and Experience


Minimum: Completion of a Surgical Technician First Assistant Program that includes didactic and supervised clinical practice based on AST/NIFA core curriculum for the surgical technician first assistant.


Preferred: 1 year of Surgical First Assistant experience in a hospital/surgical setting and documentation of proficiency as a surgical first assistant.

Minimum: 2 years Surgical Tech experience and current STFA certification

Licensure, Registration, Certification

Minimum: BLS CERTIFICATION WITHIN 14 DAYS OF HIRE, Current certification as a surgical technician first assistant.

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 4118 - Technologist-Surgical First Assistant
Facility: BMH-Desoto Hospital
Department: DC OR Operating Room BMH Desoto
Category: Clinical Technician/Technologist
Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Location: US:MS:Southaven
Located in the Memphis metro area
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