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Surgical First Assistant

Mayo Clinic
Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire
Position description
Performs in the role of first assistant to the surgeon during operative and invasive procedures during the planned workday and on call. Full participant in the Surgical First Assistant on call rotation providing 24/7 SFA coverage. Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Under the direction of the surgeon, performs responsibilities that may include inpatient positioning, tissue handling, retracting, bleeding control including vessel clamping, cauterizing and tying, stapling, suturing and dressing application. Team member who provides direct and indirect patient care when caring for patients in the clinic setting. Provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a physician. Maintains regulatory requirements, policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with physicians and team members about patient's clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.
Graduate of surgical technologist program (or equivalency ex. military); or graduate of surgical first assistant program; or prior employment in the role of surgical scrub tech or surgical first assistant. Minimum one year employment in the role of scrub tech in an OR or surgical first assistant.
Additional qualifications
Two years experience in a scrub tech or surgical first assistant role is preferred. Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Basic computer skills. Ability to perform effectively on teams. Ability to perform effectively in stressful situations.
License or certification
If candidate is an LPN meeting the above qualifications: Active WI LPN license or eligibility to practice nursing in the State of Wisconsin. Current BLS certification.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $24.12 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
64 hours every two week pay period
Schedule details
7:30am - 5:00pm, rotating on call hours
Weekend schedule
Weekend and holiday rotating on call hours
Site description
Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Eau Claire was ranked #4 on the list of “Americas best towns” (Outside Magazine, 2015) The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 10 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2015-2016).
Nursing, Surgical Services
Career profile
Surgical Services
Job posting number
Jennifer Schindeldecker
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).


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