Surgical First Assistant (Certified) - Surgical Services - Evenings

Chambersburg, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 104804

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
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Surgical Technologists and Surgical First Assistants Hiring Event

Multiple Locations

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn more about Surgical Technologist and Surgical First Assistant positions at WellSpan Health.

Surgical Technologists and Surgical First Assistants Hiring Event

Multiple Locations


Position Function: The Certified Surgical First Assistant is a member of the Surgical Team in the Surgical Suite who works with the Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Surgical Technologist, and Registered Nurse to deliver direct patient care before, during and after surgery. Essential Functions and Responsibilities include:

  • Utilizes appropriate physician preference cards; anticipates supplies and equipment needed for the assigned case.
  • Prepares room supplies according to operative procedure.
  • Assists with moving, positioning, preparing and draping patients.
  • Applies and utilizes special equipment safely.
  • Maintains aseptic technique.
  • Assists with obtaining specimens and ensures proper preparation and handling.
  • Performs correct counts according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Anticipates and adjusts rapidly to the instrument needs of the surgeon.
  • Assists in the maintenance of instruments and supplies by proper maintenance, care, cleaning and sterilization.
  • Maintains good interpersonal skills.
  • Performs all of the above in a safe and efficient manner according to hospital policies and procedures.


Qualifications and Standards

Education: Formal Education and Training: Graduate from a School of Surgical Technology or equivalent training as a Surgical Technician in the Armed Forces with five years of experience.

Informal or Continuing Education: Evidence of participation in educational programs to update and maintain knowledge and clinical skills.


Experience: Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required. Recent experience as an Operating Room Technician preferred. Must possess necessary technical skills and interest in biological care; basic understanding of interpersonal and health concepts.


Certifications/Licensure: Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) required.

Kelly Bush
Talent Acquisition Consultant

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