Certified First Assist PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/10/2021


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Job Description



ADVENTHEALTH HENDERSONVILLE                                                                                                                                       100 Hospital Drive Hendersonville NC  28792

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Hendersonville

  • Join a family of caregivers who provide whole person care; body - mind - spirit to people living in communities accross Western North Carolina.
  • AdvenHealth Hendersonville offers the uncommon compassion of a hometown community hospital powered by the support of a national healthcare system enabling it to provide services, technologies, and facilities to meet the whole health needs of our communities.
  • Faith based organization that extends Christ's healing ministry to every person, every time.
  • Co-workers who feel like family and together deliver on our Service Standards Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and own it.
  • As a part of the more than 1,100 team members who make up AdventHealth Hendersonville, you will enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and opportunities for growth and leadership development.

Work Hours/Shift

PRN as needed

You Will Be Responsible For

  • Possess knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and operative techniques related to the surgical specialty.
  • Positions patient safely; pads and protects bony prominences.
  • Follows aseptic technique, when opening sterile supplies and setting up procedures for all procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills to use various surgical insstruments and retractors.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of care of tissue and specimens.  Identifies specimens to circulating nurse and scrubs.
  • Provides assistance to the surgeon during procedures, using protractors to provide exposure, providing hemostasis suturing, would dressing.  Anticipates the needs of the surgeon during the procedure.
  • Assist with operating room counts (instruments, sharps, sponges): follows proper procedures in the event of an incorrect count.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
  • Appropriately responds to the patient in an emergency or physically distressful situation.
  • Prioritizes cases and assign first assist(s) based on patient acuity and physician need.



What You Will Need

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verballly and in writing required.
  • BLS required
  • Surgical First Assistant certification required

Job Summary

Possesses the knowledge and technical skills to (1) serve as first assistant during surgery, (2) provide education and competency assessment and validation for surgical technicians when needed.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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