SURGICAL ASSISTANT EXTERN

Location
Virginia Beach, VA
Posted
Jul 12, 2017
Closes
Aug 03, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:

The Operating Room Surgical Assistant Extern is responsible and accountable in collaboration with a Surgical Assistant to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care delivered to patients undergoing surgery. The surgical assistant extern is specifically trained to meet the unique needs of patients from infancy to geriatrics. He/she is responsible for performing those duties of a first assistant during surgical procedures and participates as a team member by performing additional duties when need arises during productive work hours.

Student in the final year of accredited school Surgical Assistant program required.
• Open Interview Days

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Thursday, August 3, 2017, 3PM - 6PM Experienced RNs, New Graduate RNs, Nursing Care Partners, Surgical Technicians and Surgical Assistants

The Operating Room Surgical Assistant Extern is responsible and accountable in collaboration with a Surgical Assistant to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care delivered to patients undergoing surgery. The surgical assistant extern is specifically trained to meet the unique needs of patients from infancy to geriatrics. He/she is responsible for performing those duties of a first assistant during surgical procedures and participates as a team member by performing additional duties when need arises during productive work hours.

Student in the final year of accredited school Surgical Assistant program required.

Education Level
Student in the final year of accredited school Surgical Assistant program required.

Experience
Required: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Preferred: Surgical Assistant - 2 years

License
Required: Basic Life Support, Cert Surgical Assistant

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Skills
Required: Active Listening, Communication

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Other
Graduate of CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited Surgical Assistant Program required. Graduate of medical school (foreign or domestic) may be substituted for education if currently certified. Will consider all applicants certified by NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting), NSAA (National Surgical Assisting Association), and ABSA (American Board of Surgical Assisting) in lieu of CAAHEP SA program graduate. Must obtain certification within six months of hire if not available at hire.