Certified Surgical Assistant

Rockville, MD
May 21, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
Full Time
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In this role, you will assistant the surgeon in the performance of any surgical procedure,

working under the surgeons direct supervision. S/He acts as first or second assistant to the surgeon, has extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, scrubs for operative procedures assists in moving and positioning patients for surgery , assists the surgeon in draping of the patient retracts tissue and exposes operating field area during operative procedures, clamps and ties blood vessels to control bleeding during surgical entry, keeps the operative site dry, affords the surgeon the best possible exposure of the anatomy incident to the operation, assists the surgeon in identifying any structure that should not be ligated and keeps those structures from the operative site by retraction, is prepared to anticipate the moves of the surgeon, is knowledgeable in all surgical procedures sufficient to assist the surgeon in any way , knows all of the instruments used in any procedure, assist in closure of the incision including tying of bleeders, applying sutures and wound dressings. Finally, s/he keeps abreast of new developments in surgery by attending seminars, workshops and other educational activities.

In this role you, will need to be a graduate of an approved and accredited surgical assistant program. You will need to hold a National Certification. You must have a minimum of one year experience as a Surgical Assistant in acute care setting. You must have strong communication skills as well as strong customer service skills. You must have diplomacy skills when interacting with patients, families, physicians, and others disciplines.

Work Schedule

In this full time role, you will work Monday-Friday. Your hours will vary.

Tobacco 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, We will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

We will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine 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

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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