246ZC0007X Taxonomy Code - Surgical Assistant

Taxonomy Code

Code: 246ZC0007X

Type: Technologists, Technicians & Other Technical Service Providers

Classification: Specialist/Technologist, Other

Specialization: Surgical Assistant

Level: Level III - Area of Specialization

Definition: A surgical assistant is a skilled practitioner who has undergone formalized education and training as a surgical assistant. The surgical assistant performs surgical functions that include, but are not limited to: retracting, manipulating, suturing, clamping, cauterizing, litigating, and tying tissue; suctioning, irrigating and sponging; positioning the patient; closure of body planes and skin; and participating in hemostasis and volume replacement. Surgical assistants are certified and registered or licensed by the state, or, in states without licensure, certified as surgical assistants by completing appropriate education and training.

Version: NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 18.0

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