Merit Health Central
Location JACKSON, MS (Merit Health Central)
Department Operating Room
Field Technical Services
Merit Health Central is a 319-bed health care facility offering a wide range of services provided in a safe, caring, environment. Core services include diagnostic and surgical cardiac services, obstetrics and women’s health, cancer care, emergency department with FastTrack, orthopedics, inpatient adult behavioral health services, neurosurgery and general surgical services. Merit Health Central is home to Mississippi’s first non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery and only designated burn center and is one of the first hospitals in the nation to add a PET/CT.
The First Assist Surgical Technician works in collaboration with the surgeon and RN to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The First Assist Surgical Technician must have acquired the necessary knowledge, judgment, and skills specific to the expanded role of First Assist Surgical Technician. Must follow aseptic technique procedures and be able to provide equipment and supplies based on patient and surgeon needs. During surgery, the First Assist Surgical Technician practices under the direction of the surgeon.