Surgical Assistant
Company: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
Location: Houston , TX
Category: General, Healthcare
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 12/13/2018

We are seeking a Surgical Assistant to join our team in the Houston area with 1-2 years of medical experience in a surgical center, hospital or medical procedure facility. In this position, the Surgical Assistants work under the direction of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures. Provides confidential and quality patient care. Demonstrates excellent customer service to patients, visitors, volunteers and co-workers.


Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:



  • Assists physicians/clinicians with provision of ultrasound services.
  • Prepares exam rooms for patients.


  • Prepares specimens, including products of conception, for evaluation or testing. Properly cares for all lab specimens.
  • Adheres to all CLIA, PPFA, PPCFC, and PPGC regulations, protocols, and procedures.
  • Washes and sterilizes equipment, using germicides and sterilizers.


Recovery Room

  • Monitor and record blood pressure, pulse, respirations, pain and bleeding as outlined in procedure manual.
  • Observe overall status of patient.
  • Notify licensed staff and/or physician of any problems or complications.
  • Ensure that recovery room charting is complete.
  • Review post-operative instructions with each patient and answer any questions.


Eligible employees receive a competitive and comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Competitive Salary!
  • Health Insurance – Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Basic Life & AD&D Coverage (100% Company Paid)
  • 401K Plans – Company Matching Available
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays!
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Cell Phone Discount Plans
  • Free Notary Service



Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School grad or equivalent, some college preferred
  • Two years of medical experience preferably in a surgical center, hospital or medical procedure facility.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Certification for CPR/Basic Life Support required.
  • Medical Office Assistant certificate preferred, but not required.
  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) preferred, but not required.




Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.



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