Certified Surgical First Assistant

Chesapeake, VA
Temporary to Full Time
Mid Level

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

Salary: $2,040-$2,380/week

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!


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