Certified Surgical First Assist at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Calhoun, GA
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
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  • Job Family
  • Travel
    Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Gordon and Murray

Job Description


Certified Surgical First Assist Full Time Days


AdventHealth Gordon 1035 Red Bud Rd Calhoun, GA 30701


Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Gordon:

Five-star Rating, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Top 100 Community Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review

Top 100 Rural Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review

Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains

Co-workers that feel like family



What You Will Be Responsible For:

•         Utilizes physician preference cards to set up operating suites. May update and route cards appropriately, when instructed

•         Determines appropriate surgical equipment and supplies, based on physician’s preference

•         Achieves temporary and permanent hemostasis by applying appropriate techniques

•         Assists with body plane closures, wound dressing applications, and securing drainage systems

•         Positions patients appropriately, uses stabilizing equipment when necessary, and prioritizes patient comfort and safety

•         Provides visualization for operative sites by applying appropriate methods, which includes tissue manipulation, retraction, sponging, suction, and irrigation

•         Assists team with safe and appropriate operating room turnover times in an efficient and organized manner

•         Supervises other healthcare team members in the surgical environment

•         Performs other duties as assigned



What You Will Need:

•         Ability prepare surgical suites with appropriate instruments, resources, and supplies based on surgeon preference cards

•         Strong physician/surgeon relationship skills and team mentality

•         Up-to-date knowledge of patient rights and ability to respect cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values

•         Up-to-date knowledge of applicable regulatory, compliance, and accreditation standards and requirements

•         Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with patients and their family, hospital staff, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals

•         Must be able to read, write and speak conversational English

•         Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office

Knowledge and Skills Preferred:

•         Previous experience as a surgical technician

•         Knowledge of complex Orthopedics and Spine instrumentation

•         Experience with Robotics-Devinci-MAKO etc.

Education and Experience Required:

•         Be certified as a Surgical Assistant from an accredited program recognized by the National Board Surgical Technologist Association or the American Board of Surgical Assistants



Education and Experience Preferred:

•         Two years of technical experience


Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Certified Surgical Technologist First Assist
  • Current certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA), or through the National Surgical Association as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA)
  • American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA)

Job Summary:

Assists surgeons in preparation for and during surgical procedures.

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

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