Certified Surgical First Assistant
Job Title: Certified Surgical First Assistant
Location: Chesapeake, VA 23320
Shift: 5x8-Hour (15:00 - 23:00)
Start Date: ASAP
Job Duration: 13-week renewable contract
Are you a skilled and dedicated Certified Surgical First Assistant seeking a new opportunity? Join our team in Chesapeake, VA, and contribute to our mission of delivering exceptional surgical care. We are looking for a qualified individual to provide support during surgical procedures and ensure optimal patient outcomes.
- Assist the surgical team in preparing the operating room for procedures, including sterilizing instruments and ensuring proper equipment is available.
- Provide direct assistance to surgeons during surgical procedures by anticipating their needs and providing necessary instruments and supplies.
- Perform surgical site preparation, draping, and positioning of patients.
- Handle and pass instruments, sutures, and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
- Provide hemostasis and tissue manipulation as directed by the surgeon.
- Perform wound closure using sutures, staples, or adhesives under the surgeon's guidance.
- Assist with the application of dressings and bandages.
- Ensure proper documentation of procedures, including surgical counts and patient records.
- Adhere to infection control and patient safety protocols.
- Certification as a Surgical First Assistant.
- Current BLS certification via the American Heart Association.
- Proficiency in general, neuro, and orthopedic surgical procedures is required.
- Experience in robotics, GYN, vascular, thoracic, and plastics surgeries is preferred.
- Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Surgical First Assistant.
- Travel experience is preferred.
- Availability to work weekdays, some weekends, be on-call, and serve as a preceptor as needed.
- COVID-19 vaccination is required as per facility guidelines, with medical or religious exemptions considered.
Join our team of skilled surgical professionals and make a difference in the lives of our patients. If you possess the necessary qualifications and are ready to take on this exciting opportunity, apply now!