Cardiac Surgical Assistant

Location
Silver Spring, MD
Posted
Jul 03, 2021
Closes
Aug 04, 2021
Ref
R-014925
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Surgical Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. 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.

A cardiovascular surgical assistant is one who assists the surgeon in the performance of any surgical procedure, working under the surgeon's 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.

Qualified candidates will possess:
•Graduate of an approved and accredited surgical assistant program
•National Certification
•5-7 years of experience as a surgical assistant
•Active CPR Certification with the American Heart Association
•Must meet appropriate performance and proficiency training protocol approved by the Chief of the Department of Cardiac Surgery
•Strong communication skills
•Strong customer service skills
•Diplomacy skills when interacting with patients, families, physicians, and others disciplines
•Demonstrate evidence of team work and team building

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.

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

Work Schedule:

M-F Day shift with On-Call obligation

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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