Cardiac Surgery Assistant Trainee
GENERAL SUMMARY Provides first or second assistance during open heart and other vascular and thorastic surgical procedures, under direction of a physician. Assists with the pre- and post-operative care of patient. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION Associate's degree or higher level degree or equivalent training such as the military medical corp, catherization lab and operating room technicians, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program, or other directly related discipline, is required. Eligible for membership to National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA), American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA), or American Surgical Association (ASA). Required Certification, Registration, and/or Licensure Certification as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) from the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSSA), or American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA), or Associate of Surgical Assistants (ASA), or equivalent certification is required; or should certification be pending, incumbent must attain certification within twenty four months of hire to maintain employment. License as a Surgical Assistant by the District of Columbia must also be attained within twenty four months of hiring.