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Intralign Physician Assistant - Surgical in Newton, New Jersey

Requisition Number 17-0010

Post Date 4/12/2017

Title Physician Assistant - Surgical

City Newton

State NJ


Intralign is a healthcare company that helps hospitals operationalize value-based care delivery. Optimizing the surgical episode is critical for hospitals as they move towards value-based care delivery. Intralign works with hospitals to optimize the surgical episode by uniquely combining clinical, analytical, and operational solutions.

The Intralign Surgical First Assistant (SFA) plays a key role in optimizing the surgical episode, as they support the surgeon in the OR, track performance against key efficiency metrics, and help identify opportunities for improvement. As the SFA, you will be responsible for performing first assistants’ duties in the operating room; you will not partake in clinical duties, hospital rounding or any kind of pre-op or post-op work.

The SFA is part of the Intralign team of strategists, analysts, clinicians, and operational experts that drive improvements in the OR, to help hospitals operationalize value-based care delivery. The SFAs contributions in the OR directly means that the hospital can reduce costs, increase throughput and enhance clinical quality. Collaboration with analysts and operational experts means that you contribute to process improvement as well, beyond your support of the surgeon.

Additional responsibilities of the Surgical First Assistant include:

  • Review all surgical patient’s surgical consent forms, history and physical prior to scrubbing if they are available;

  • Prep and drape surgical patients as needed and as requested by the Attending Surgeon;

  • Assist in surgery;

  • Close incision lines as requested by Attending Surgeon;

  • Tie superficial intra-operative sutures;

  • Perform intra-operative stapling as directed by the Attending Surgeon;

  • Administer local infiltrative anesthetic upon the request of the Attending Surgeon;

  • Irrigate wounds and incision as directed by the Attending Surgeon;

  • Participate in emergency resuscitation and stabilization if needed;

  • Apply and remove dressing and bandages;

  • Apply and remove cast, splints, and traction as directed by the Attending Surgeon;

  • Expedite Room Turnover.


To qualify for the Surgical First Assistant, you must have a passion, a drive and enjoy working in the hospital surgery room. In addition, the right candidate will have the ability to work in a team environment with healthcare staff.

Additional requirements of the Surgical First Assistant include:

  • Valid State License in one of the following: PA-C, MD, DO, ARNP;

  • Valid NCCPA Certification (if applicable);

  • Minimum 1 year of recent multi-specialty surgical first assist experience or equivalent;

  • Proficient experience and skills assisting in at least one of the following specialties of the following fields: General, Vascular, Orthopedics, Cardio-Thoracic, OB/GYN, Urology. Neurology, ENT & Plastics/Reconstructive;

  • Laparoscopic and Davinci Robotics experience preferred;

  • Active/Current Hepatitis vaccination;

  • BLS/ACLS Certification.When a PA-C or MD joins Intralign as a Surgical First Assist, you undergo extensive training in clinical and other areas. Not only are we the largest surgical assistance provider in the nation, our Surgical First Assists are also the best qualified in the country. We offer our Surgical First Assistants the following competitive benefits package:

  • Competitive base Salary + Call Pay;

  • Health and dental insurance;

  • Short and long term disability;

  • Company paid life and accidental death, and dismemberment insurance;

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match;

  • Continuing medical education (CME) yearly allowance and time off;

  • Generous Paid time off allotment;

  • Reimbursement for state licensure fee;

  • Reimbursement of two national and/or state association dues related to the profession;

  • Company paid malpractice insurance.