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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Certified First Assistant in Nashville, Tennessee

HCA has been recognized as a /World’s Most Admired Company/ in the Health Care Medical Facilities Industry by Fortune Magazine. The Ambulatory Surgery Division of HCA operates and jointly owns with physicians 130 surgery centers across the United States. Our cases are performed Monday-Friday which means* NO nights, NO weekends, or On-call* will be required.* *The size of our surgery centers naturally creates a culture where everyone knows one another with a shared focus on providing the best possible experience for those that we serve. We are currently in search of additional members to join our team! Video - ASD Surgical Tech

A few of the benefits we provide you: * Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment Program * Full Medical, Dental, Life, Disability and Vision Insurance * 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure) * New Extended Family Leave and PTO * Employee Stock Purchase Plan * Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts * Employee Discount Program
*GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: *Under the direction of the operating surgeon, the Certified First Assistant contributes to the company’s mission and vision by assisting with the provision of safe and effective nursing care in accordance with a defined scope of practice and the standards and policies of the center that may include: function as first/second assistant to surgeon during the operative procedure, providing aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions to ensure safe and efficient outcomes, as well as restocking and changing over rooms between cases, and other designated patient care duties as assigned.

OPERATIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: * 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) and other 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 surgeon’s protocol. * Anticipating the needs of the surgeon in order to expedite the procedure, while minimizing the patient’s 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 surgeon’s 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.

EDUCATION: * * Graduate of a CAAHEP-accredited program in surgical assisting and attain the CSFA credential administrated by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. *EXPERIENCE: * One year experience in an operating room setting; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center. CERTIFICATION/LICENSE: * Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) * Valid BCLS Certification upon employment*online certification not acceptable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Certified First Assistant

Location: Tennessee-Nashville-Premier ASC

Requisition ID: 26432-80250