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Bon Secours Mercy Health Senior Cardiovascular Surgical Assist- Cardiovascular Surgery in Toledo, Ohio

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Under direction of the surgeon in the Operating Room and according to established procedures, works as an integral part of the Cardiovascular and surgical team. Possesses knowledge of aseptic techniques and applies this while participating in surgical procedures. Assists in the provision of care to patients of all age groups. Is able to adequately perform all surgical and non-surgical duties, including, but not limited to essential job functions for the CSA.

Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrates understanding and knowledge in reading Cardiac Cath films and additional studies.

  • Demonstrates understanding and has technical skill to: harvest quality vein, endoscopically and open; harvest radial arteries safely and effectively; and closure of surgical wounds.

  • Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with homeostasis by clamping, cauterizing vessels or tissue, tying or ligating clamped vessels or tissue, applying hemostatic clips, or placing local hemostatic agents.

  • Gives ongoing instructions and/or explanations during patient’s surgical intervention. Provides learning opportunities for others such as new employees, students, and co-workers. Orients, instructs, and trains assigned personnel.

  • Assures proper visualization of the operative site with the appropriate placement and securing of retractors, packing of sponges in addition to suctioning, irrigating and sponging.

  • Assists with proper positioning of the patient. Assures that points of pressure are padded, circulation is not impaired, and nerve damage is guarded against.

  • Monitors and restocks supplies. Ensure adequate stock of supplies and proper function of equipment.

  • Applies dressings and prepares the OR for the next case.

  • Properly accounts for sponges, needles, and instruments before, during, and after surgery. Assists with cleaning instruments/endoscopes and setting up trays.

  • Assures proper patient identification and correct site surgery by participating in “time-out” and not passing scalpel or starting procedure until time-out is completed in collaboration with the RN circulator.

  • Demonstrates understanding and has technical skills to perform second assist activities during cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.


  • Must possess level of knowledge of surgical techniques and procedures acquired through completion of a physician’s assistant or surgical assistant program or completion of RNFA program.

  • Must be Certified in their field (PA, CRNFA, CSA/CSFA); Must maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.

  • ACLS certification

  • 2 years experience in Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Knowledge of basic sciences, such as human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, etc. Must demonstrate competency in expanded CVSA role. Analytical skills to accurately and efficiently set up operating room supplies and equipment and to assist in evaluation of new supplies and equipment.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

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Cardiovascular Surgery - St. Vincent

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

Mercy Health is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (http://bsmhealth.org/) , one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. Mercy Health is the largest health system in Ohio and among the top five employers in the state, with more than 33,500 employees serving communities throughout Ohio and in Kentucky. Mercy Health provided care for patients more than 6.8 million times in 2017.

The system includes assets of $6.8 billion and nearly 500 care facilities including 23 hospitals and 26 post-acute care facilities including senior living communities, hospice programs and home health agencies. Its clinically integrated network of more than 2,700 health care providers coordinates more effective and efficient care for more than 350,000 patients, saving money for taxpayers through the Medicare Shared Savings Program. As part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, the ministry provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. For more information, visit www.mercy.com .