SURGICAL ASSISTANT EXTERN

Location
Norfolk, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 03, 2019
Closes
Feb 04, 2019
Ref
119410BR
Function
Other
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Overview:

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is seeking a FLEXI/PRN Surgical Assistant Extern to work in the Operating Room and to be 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.

Must be a high school grad or equivalent; must also be a student in final year of accredited school of Surgical Assisting.

Facility Highlights: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is the region’s first Magnet Hospital. It is a 525-bed medical center, and home to the area's only Level I Trauma Center, Burn Trauma Unit and Nationally Ranked Heart Program. In addition to a first rate heart program, the hospital is home to Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance and several dedicated facilities and specialized services. Sentara Norfolk General also serves as the primary teaching hospital for undergraduate and graduate education for the adjacent Eastern Virginia Medical School


Sentara Benefits: Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We’re setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE!

Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day and providing opportunity for training, development and growth!

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 also consider applicants certified prior to the establishment of CAAHEP assistant programs in 1994.

Responsibilities:

The Surgical Assistant (SA) works as a 1st or 2nd assistant to the surgeon and under the direction and supervision of that surgeon may perform specific significant surgical tasks.

Qualifications:

Education Level
Trade School Graduate - SURGICAL ASSISTANT

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

Preferred: Surgical Assistant - 2 years

License
Required: Basic Life Support

Preferred: Cert Surgical Assistant

Skills
Required:

Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

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