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Certified Surgical First Assist - AdventHealth – Apopka – Surgery
2100 Ocoee Apopka Rd.
Apopka, FL 32703
Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth - Apopka
7 story 120 bed hospital offering an extensive range of services including expanded surgical services, advanced surgical suites and a catherization lab
The hospital also features a 30,000 square foot emergency department with pediatric friendly beds, imaging services, a full service cafeteria, chapel, gift shop and an on-site fire station
The hospital opened in December 2017, replacing the 50 bed hospital that AdventHealth operated in downtown Apopka for more than four decades
Up to $5000 Sign On
Work Hours/Shift: Full Time Days
The Surgical First Assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. The Surgical First Assistant also performs pre-operative and post-operative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. These functions are performed during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations. Collaborates as part of the OR team to ensure efficient and timely room set up and turnover.
What You Will Need:
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Current certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA), or through the National Surgical Association as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA), or American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA). In lieu of certification, previous documented experience as a surgeon.
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own It.
Utilizes physician preference cards to set up operating suites. May update and route cards appropriately, when instructed
Determines appropriate surgical equipment and supplies, based on physician’s preference
Achieves temporary and permanent hemostasis by applying appropriate techniques
Assists with body plane closures, wound dressing applications, and securing drainage systems
Positions patients appropriately, uses stabilizing equipment when necessary, and prioritizes patient comfort and safety
Provides visualization for operative sites by applying appropriate methods, which includes tissue manipulation, retraction, sponging, suction, and irrigation
Assists team with safe and appropriate operating room turnover times in an efficient and organized manner
Supervises other healthcare team members in the surgical environment
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.