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Certified First Assistant

HCA Healthcare
Nashville, TN 37201


SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

HCA has been recognizedas aWorlds Most Admired Companyin the Health CareMedical Facilities Industry byFortune Magazine.TheAmbulatory Surgery Division of HCAoperates and jointly owns withphysicians 130+ surgery centers across the United States. Our cases areperformed Monday-Friday which meansNO nights, NO weekends, or On-callwillbe required.The size of our surgery centers naturally creates aculture where everyone knows one another with a shared focus on providing thebest possible experience for those that we serve. We are currently in search ofadditional members to join our team!Video- ASD Surgical Tech

A few of the benefits weprovide you:

  • Tuition Reimbursementand Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Full Medical, Dental,Life, Disability and Vision Insurance
  • 401k (3%-9% match basedon tenure)
  • New Extended FamilyLeave and PTO
  • Employee Stock PurchasePlan
  • Healthcare and DependentCare Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee DiscountProgram

GENERALSUMMARY OF DUTIES:Under the direction of the operating surgeon, theCertified First Assistant contributes to the companys mission and vision byassisting with the provision of safe and effective nursing care in accordancewith a defined scope of practice and the standards and policies of the centerthat may include: function as first/second assistant to surgeon during the operativeprocedure, providing aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functionsto ensure safe and efficient outcomes, as well as restocking and changing overrooms between cases, and other designated patient care duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the surgical assistant in accordance with ASA (Association of Surgical Assistants) andother regulatory standards of practice.
  • Communicates with the surgeon prior to the case to ascertain specific needs. Shares information with the remainder of the surgical team in a timely manner.
  • Assists with patient positioning, skin preparation, and surgical draping according to surgeons protocol.
  • Anticipating the needs of the surgeon in order to expedite the procedure, while minimizing the patients exposure to surgical and anesthetic stress.
  • Temperature of patient is discussed anesthesia personnel to and methods used to maintain the desired temperature range.
  • Assists the surgeon by providing retraction and aiding exposure of the operative site.
  • Facilitates hemostasis of the surgical site by performing suction, irrigation and sponging the operative site during a surgical procedure.
  • Assists with skin or external suturing and stapling as per surgeons directive.
  • Assist with clamping and/or cauterizing vessels or tissue, as directed.
  • Applying hemostatic clips, as needed.
  • Applying tourniquets and demonstrating awareness of the indications/contraindications for use with knowledge of side effects of extended use.
  • Participate in volume replacement or autotransfusion techniques as appropriate.
  • Assists with securing drainage systems and dressings.
  • Assists in preparing the operative suite for surgery by checking and gathering supplies, equipment, and instruments.
  • Ensures availability of adequate supplies, equipment and instruments for scheduled cases and assists in opening cases in a sterile manner.
  • Conscientiously observes and reports any breaks in sterile technique to attending surgeon and RN circulator.
  • Remove drapes at the completion of procedure and assist with preparing patient for transfer to the PACU staff to ensure continuity of care.


  • One year experience in anoperating room setting; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center.
  • Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA)
  • Valid BCLS Certification upon employment***online certification not acceptable.

We are an equalopportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do notdiscriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender,sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Our Companys recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clickinghere.

For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1.



Posted: 2020-05-22 Expires: 2020-06-21

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