Job Description

2111-008 Certified Surgical First Assist*-1830117

About us:
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH), a 146-bed hospital where staff is committed to patient safety and strive to provide high quality patient care. The dedicated team of professionals provide a full-range of healthcare services including a Level IV Trauma ER, a 17 bed senior behavioral health unit, and an 18 bed inpatient rehab facility. Technology also plays a key role at OVH as evidenced by its robotic partial knee resurfacing program, robotic surgical program and its TRU-D "robot" that enhances the infection control process. Additional services include outpatient imaging and laboratory, sleep centers, physical therapy, and a cardiac cath lab. Affiliated with OVH is Northwest Allied Physicians, a physician practice offering primary care and a wide range of specialists including Desert Cardiology. OVH is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.


Sign on bonus for eligible, experienced Surgical Assistants!

The Surgical FirstAssist functions as a First Assistant or as an additional assistant to thesurgeon, within scope of practice. Provides scrub and/or circulating nurseservices within scope or practice in the operating room during surgicalprocedures and assists surgical team, as needed, in any other capacity. 

Some of the dutiesof a surgical first assist include - Assists in preparing rooms withappropriate instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment.  Assists with opening of sterile supplies.  Assists in moving, positioning, prepping, anddraping patients for surgical procedures. Assists the surgical team during operative procedures, anticipatingneeds of surgeon. Functions as assistant to surgeon, as evidenced by  retracting tissue and exposing the operatingfield during operative procedures, providing homeostasis during surgical procedures and assisting inclosure of incisions.

This Full timeposition is scheduled for 10+ hour day shifts and is also scheduled to be oncall as needed.


High school diplomarequired.

Successfulcompletion of Accredited Surgical First Assistant (RNFA, CFA, or CSA) programrequired.                                                


Two (2) years ORexperience as Surgical Tech or RN required. 

One (1) year FirstAssistant experience strongly preferred.                                                


Ability to performall surgical skills required to assist Surgeon withprocedures.                                                


Required: For CSA orCFA, certification and BLS required. 

For RNFAunrestricted Arizona RN license, certification, BLS and ACLS.

Preferred: For CSA, SA-C or CFA, ACLSpreferred        

*Must be able to provide Documentation of 100 cases as a First Assistant in the past 2 years for credentialing process               

Job Perioperative Services
Primary Location AZ-Oro Valley (Tucson region)
Organization Oro Valley Hospital
Working Location Oro Valley Hospital OR

Shift Day Shift - with rotation if needed
Forecasted paid hours per shift 10
Forecasted hours per pay week 40
Employee Status Full-time