Certified Surgical First Assist PRN
CHRISTUS Ambulatory Services
Nursing & Nursing Support
CHRISTUS SR Hospital-Alamo Hts-36000
403 Treeline Park
San Antonio, TX 78209
The surgical first assistant assists surgeon, under his/her supervision, during the procedure with retraction, skin suturing, tying, hemostasis and other first assistant skills according to AORN standards and practices. Responsible for handling instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. Participates in providing quality care by supporting quality improvement initiatives. Has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. Has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is on constant watch for maintenance of the sterile field.
Minimum two years of surgical experience