Surgical Assistant, FT Day Shift, Operating Room

Fort Washington, MD
Jun 25, 2022
Jul 20, 2022
Full Time
Fort Washington Medical Center seeks to hire an experienced Surgical Assistant for the Operating Room who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As the Surgical Assistant you will:

•Provides visualization of the operative site by: Appropriate placement and securing of retractors;
packing with sponges and/ or lap. Packs; Manipulation of tissues; suctioning, sponging and /or
irrigating, that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient
•Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis by: Permanent: Clamping and /or
cauterizing vessels or tissue; tying and /or ligating clamped vessels or tissues; applying hemostatic
clips; Placing local hemostatic agents.
•Assist the OR team in setting up the operating room for surgical procedures, collaborates with the
surgical team in selecting the appropriate equipment and positioning devices for the surgery. •Anticipates additional instrument and supplies needed during the procedure.
•Collaborates with the surgical team when positioning the patient making certain the body is in
proper alignment, pressure points are padded, circulation and nerve impingement are not
compromised and the position provides exposure for the surgical procedure and anesthesia access. •Follows surgeon position preferences and well as patient comfort and safety.
•Anticipates surgeon's/physicians moves in an expeditious manner.
•Closes body planes utilizing appropriate techniques.
•Applies appropriate wound dressings: liquid, spray, absorbent material and immobilization
•Introduces self to the patient and answers any questions that may arise or directs questions to the
licensed personnel who may be able to provide answers.
•Works collaboratively with the surgical team to expedite safe surgical care.
•Transports patient to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) with the assistance of the anesthesia
•Assist in prepping the OR for the next patient.

Qualifications Include:

•Formal working knowledge; equivalent to as Associate's degree; requires knowledge of a
specialized field
•3-5 years of experience
•Certification conferred by ABSA, NBSTSA or NSSA
•Graduate of CAAHEP Surgical Assistant program recognized by US Dept. Of Ed.
•Initial Certification CSFA, CSA or SA-C
•American Heart Association CPR Certification. ACLS preferred. Obtain in fist year
•Maintain mandated Certification competencies & CEU's.
•Cert. conferred by NBSTSA, ABSA or NSSA

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

Full time Day ShiftM-F; weekends required, call time required

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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