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SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT, OPERATING ROOM

Schedule: 12 HR DAY
Facility: MAIN CAMPUS
Date Posted: Apr 15, 2024

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Description

Location: Main Campus
Department: OPERATING ROOM
Schedule: Full Time, 12 HR Day Shift, 0630-1900 with call

POSITION SUMMARY

The Surgical First Assistant has the ability to integrate an understanding of anatomy; physiology, surgical procedures, implementation of tools; principles of aseptic technique, while under the supervision of the surgical physician and registered nurse, to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. 

He/she has the necessary knowledge; ability to remain constantly vigilant in the maintenance of the sterile field while anticipating the needs of the surgeon. 

The primary scope of service will be within the Operating Room. 

As defined by the American College of Surgeons, the first assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

 Current Certification for Surgical First Assistant (SFA);required.

 Current CPR certification3-5 years related experience is strongly preferred.

 Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence and memos. 

Ability to write simple and complex correspondence. 

Flexible in work schedule, assignments, and work load. 

Ability to understand and follow the policies and procedures of South Georgia Medical Center and regulatory agencies’ standards and rules. 

Ability to assist in the orientation and training of Surgical Services staff as needed.

 Ability to function as first assistant to surgeon.



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