AdventHealthSenior Certified First Assistant
Tampa, FL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

·Paid Days Off from Day One

·Student Loan Repayment Program

·Career Development

·Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

· Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift :Days

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Tampa

·AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.

·Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery

·Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come

·Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

The role you’ll contribute:

Prepares and maintains the surgical area, scrubs and is first assistant to the physician during procedures, assists the RN in technical functions related to patient care in the OR and assists in the training of others and functions as a resource within the department.

The value you’ll bring to the team :

  1. Positioning the patient:

· The surgeon shall convey the exact position that will give the best exposure for the surgical procedure. The surgical assistant will carry out this order. Consideration will be given to the patient’s comfort and safety.

· Points of pressure shall be padded: elbows, heels, knees, eyes, face, and axillary region.

  1. Providing visualization of the operative site by the following:

· Appropriate placement and securing of retractors with or without padding

· Packing with sponges

· Digital manipulation of tissue

· Suctioning, irrigating, or sponging

  1. Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis


· Clamping and/or cauterizing vessels or tissue

· Tying and/or ligating clamped vessels or tissue

· Applying hemostatic clips

· Placing local hemostatic agents


· Applying tourniquets and demonstrating awareness of the indications/contraindications for use with knowledge of side effects of extended use

· Applying vessel loops

· Applying non-crushing clamps

· Applying direct digital pressure


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

· High School education or equivalent

· Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Course

· Able to precept and act as resource person and preceptor in multiple surgical specialties

· Minimum three years’ experience as as a CST/CFA (CST experience calculated at ½ years experience).

· Specialist in at least 2 major surgical specialties (Orthopedics and Neurosurgery/Spine) and Robotics.

· Completion of Certified Surgical Assisting Program

· Certification as a First Assistant by one of the following:

· National Board of Surgical Technician and Surgical Assistant (NBSTA) or American Board of Surgical Assistant. (ABSA) or National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistant (NCCSA)

· American Health BLS

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

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Tampa

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $32.4288 - $48.6432

  • Location: Tampa, FL

  • Job ID: 24019098

  • Job Family: Surgery

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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