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Surgical First Assistant

Company: Sentara Healthcare
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSentara is hiring a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) for Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.*Sign On Bonuses up to $15,000 offered for qualified Surgical Assistant candidates!* Relocation Packages Available.*NEW GRADS WELCOME!*Shift: Full Time, Rotating ShiftREQUIREMENTS:

  • Virginia Surgical Assistant License/Registration REQUIRED
  • National Surgical Assistant Certification REQUIRED
  • Completion of Surgical Assistant program REQUIREDWHO SENTARA ISSentara is a Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina based not-for-profit integrated healthcare provider that has been in business for over 131 years. Offering more than 500 sites of care including 12 hospitals, PACE (Elder Care), home health, hospice, medical groups, imaging services, therapy, outpatient surgery centers, and an 858,000 member health plan. The people of the communities that we serve have nominated Sentara "Employer of Choice" for over ten years. U.S. News and World Report has recognized Sentara as having the Best Hospitals for 15+ years. Sentara offers professional development and a continued employment philosophy!Benefits: Sentara offers an attractive array of full-time benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Sick, Parental and Caregiver Leave, Educational Assistance, Emergency Back-Up Care and other family benefits, a 401k/403B with matching funds, 401a, Performance Plus Bonus, Career Advancement Opportunities, Work Perks, and more. Our success is supported by a family-friendly culture that encourages community involvement and creates unlimited opportunities for development and growth. We welcome you to be a part of an excellent healthcare organization that cares about our People, Quality, Patient Safety, Service, and Integrity. Join a team that has a mission to improve health every day and a vision to be the healthcare choice of the communities that we serve!KEYWORDS: Talroo – Allied Health. Monster. CST. Surg Tech. Surgical Tech. Surgical Technician. Operation Room Tech. Scrub Tech. Scrub. Surgical. CFSA. CFA. CSA. OR Tech. Certified Surgical Assistant. CSA/CSFA. First Assist. Surgical Assist. Surgical Assistant. Certified First Assist. 1st Assist. New Grad. Peri-op. Sign On Bonus. NBSA. NBST. Sign On Bonus. Relocation.The Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA/CSFA) works as a 1st or 2nd assistant to the surgeon and under the direction and supervision of that surgeon may perform specific significant surgical tasks.

    Anticipating the needs of the surgical team, the Certified Surgical Assistant assists the surgeon with tasks such as selecting equipment, set up of various tables and positioning equipment, providing retraction for visualization of surgical site, cauterization of bleeding vessels, suturing and closure of incision, instillation of medications, application of surgical dressings, splints, and casts.

    The surgical assistant has responsibilities before, during and after the surgical procedure. The surgical assistant uses effective interdisciplinary communication to facilitate optimal patient outcomes.

    Graduate of CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited Surgical Assistant Program required. Graduate of medical school (foreign or domestic) may be substituted for education if currently certified or Credentialed as a Surgical Assistant or Surgical First Assistant issued by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, or the National Commission for Certification of Surgical Assistants or their successors in lieu of CAAHEP Surgical Assistant Program.

    Must obtain Certified Surgical First Assistant or Certified Surgical Assistant certification within 6 months of hire if not available at hire. All current Virginia SAs and applicants must be certified and licensed through the Virginia Board of Medicine.
    • Licensed Surgical Assistant - State license - National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants (NCCSA)
    • Licensed Surgical Assistant - State license - Virginia Department of Health Professionals (VADHP)
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) - Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) RQI
    • Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) - Certifications - National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants (NCCSA)
    • Certified Surgical Technologist/First Assistant (CST/CSFA) - Certifications - National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
    • Licensed Surgical Assistant - State license - North Carolina
      • Trade School Graduate
        • Surgical Assistant 2 years
          • Communication
          • Active Listening

Keywords: Sentara Healthcare, Virginia Beach , Surgical First Assistant, Healthcare , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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