Medical Assistant

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Towson, MD

Surgical Technician First Assistant

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What You Will Do:

Surgical Technician First Assistant
Full-Time – Day Shift
UM St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson, MD


Health care you can BELIEVE in.

We believe in health care that makes a difference. At the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, a 218-bed, Catholic acute care hospital located on a 37-acre suburban campus in Towson, we believe in putting our hearts into everything we do, which helped us earn the US News & World Report ranking as the #1 community hospital in Maryland.

We're looking for a Patient Transport Liaison to join our extraordinary team.

When you join our team, you’re embarking on a professional journey that encourages growth opportunities, values a team atmosphere, and makes convenience and flexibility a priority. At UM St. Joseph, you can fit your job around your life. You’ll find a tremendous variety of departments and units to choose from, and great managers and physicians to work with. Our team members, nurses and allied health professionals enjoy all of the advantages of working in a smaller, close-knit community hospital, located just north of Baltimore City.


The Certified Surgical First Assistant provides immediate support to the surgeon and should act as a vital resource to the staff of the operating room. The Assistant functions under the direction of the operating surgeon during the patient’s surgical experience. The Assistant provides support to the surgeon by assisting with exposure and visualization, hemostasis, wound closure and other technical functions that will help assure a safe surgical procedure. Performs all duties identified through the Medical Staff credentialing and job duties of a Certified Surgical Technician. Reports to the Clinical Manager of the Operating Room.

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate the surgeon’s preferences and specific patient’s needs to surgical team including but not limited to suture needs, specialty supplies and instrumentation, and equipment.
  • a. Verifies all implants, supplies and special procedure equipment is available and functional. (i.e. microscope, tourniquet, etc.)
  • b. Facilitates a cooperative team atmosphere through professional communication.
  • c. Listens actively to surgeon, patient and team to ensure safe patient-centered care.
  • d. Maintains awareness of patient monitoring and responds appropriately to potential complications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply advanced knowledge of normal and pathological surgical anatomy and physiology.
  • Assists with the safe transportation of the patient to an individual operating suite, to PACU or Nursing Unit as directed.
  • Assists with maintaining current physician and procedural reference data.
  • Consistently performs surgical assisting functions with efficiency, while following applicable standards, policies and procedures.
  • Assists with patient positioning, insertion of a foley, the skin prep and the draping of the patient as directed by the surgeon and/or the circulating nurse.
  • Assures the patient’s skin integrity is maintaining by minimizing the pressure put on the patient via instruments places around the operative site and by pressure from personnel leaning on the patient.
  • Anticipates surgeon’s needs for instrumentation, sutures, sponges and supplies according to technique, procedure and special requirements.
  • Provides exposure through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning and sponging techniques.
  • Handles tissue, performs wound closure, and assists with the application of the dressing, as directed/supervised by the surgeon.
  • Adheres to the principles of aseptic technique in activities relating to prevention of disease transmission, i.e. sterile field, preparation of instrumentation and decontamination practices.
  • Assists with the maintenance and care of specimens under the direction of the circulating nurse according to OR policy and procedure.
  • Maintains a sterile operative field throughout the Procedure.
  • Assists other staff with the completion of their responsibilities as requested.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager and according to credentials through Medical Staff Services.
  • Performs duties under the supervision of the operating surgeon. Provides hemostasis by clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points and ligating vessels. Provides visualization through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suction, and sponging techniques. Handles tissues according to manufacturer’s recommendations. Performs wound closure as directed by the surgeon. Affixes and stabilizes wound drains. Applies sterile dressings.
  • Demonstrates competence and knowledge in the assessment, treatment and care of select patients within the perioperative setting through assisting in the procedure, making recommendations and occasional decision making on type of dressing, casting and new technology. Regularly acts as a role model to staff by demonstrating clinical and theoretical expertise, critical thinking and innovation. Maintains intraoperative standards of care relevant to specialty services. Routinely acts as a clinical resource/consultant to staff for problem identification and resolution.
  • Assists with application of casts, splints, and other immobilization devices. Assists in transferring patients to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Functions in a scrub or circulating role as needed to support Surgical Services. Serves as resource for staff members.

As a member of our team, you’ll experience:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage – Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement and more!
  • Free Parking &
  • Free Health & Wellness resources to reach your goals including an on-site fitness center, on-site, yoga, indoor and outdoor walking paths, body composition analysis and monthly fitness challenges; recently recognized by Healthiest Maryland Businesses as silver level Wellness at Work award.
  • Recognition: We have a positive points recognition program designed to reward and recognize our outstanding employees; employees can also recognize their peers
  • On-Site Daycare

We’re led by our engaged workforce, pursuing our True North, and committed to diversity, health equity, and inclusion, while aspiring to be a national leader in patient safety and experience, and integrated, high-quality health outcomes for the communities we serve.

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • High School Diploma is required.
  • Certified Scrub Tech is required.
  • Evidence of successful completion of an approved First Assist training program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply advanced knowledge of normal and pathological surgical anatomy and physiology.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job ID: 4636292993311749776

This job is located in

Towson, Maryland, 21204

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