Dayton, Ohio-based Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit faith-based network of 9 hospitals, 10 emergency centers, over 120 outpatient facilities and the Kettering College. Nearly 13,000 employees and 2,100 physicians provide a broad range of specialized services for every stage of life, including heart care, cancer fighting technology, orthopedic care, brain and spine surgery. The mission, vision and values of the health network are built on the Adventist healthcare legacy, which is a combination of conventional allopathic and holistic osteopathic care. Being a healthcare professional who shares this belief, you can embark on your career journey here. Benchmarks of your employment will be recognition programs and award ceremonies, healthy work-life balance with flexible schedule and fitness options, staff involvement in meetings, surveys, referral programs and outings, as well as community involvement in events, tournaments and philanthropic projects.
Surgical Assistants assist physicians in surgery and may perform specific significant surgical tasks under “personal supervision”. (Significant surgical tasks include, but are not limited to: opening and closing surgical sites, exposure of the surgical site, harvesting grafts, dissecting tissue, removing tissue, implanting devices, altering tissues).
Surgical Assistants may, under “personal supervision”, perform specific significant tasks which include, but are not limited to, applying and removing splints/casts, placing Foley catheters, IV’s, and arterial lines, administering local anesthesia, and other such procedures as requested and necessary.
High School Diploma/GED
Qualifications for CST-CFA should include, but are not limited to:
- Successful completion of a program preparing the Surgical Technologist as a first assistant in surgery as set forth by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
- Certification as first assistant (CST-CFA) which is achieved by taking and passing the national certification exam.
- Credentialing as required through Medical Staff if the CST-CFA will be paid by the surgeon to assist.
- Recertification to maintain the CST-CFA status requires 75 Continuing Education credits in a four-year cycle or retaking and passing the national certifying exam.