Job Description

This position is PRN Day shift scheduled in the Main OR working with our talented Cardiovascular Surgeons and takes call for emergency cases 

Northwest Medical Center has a robust cardiac and vascular surgical service line and we are looking for the best to join our team and take the best care of our patients. 

The Cardiac and Vascular Surgical First Assist for the Main OR functions as a First Assistant, has received special Cardiac training or as an additional assistant to the surgeon, works within scope of practice and may provide scrub services in the operating room during surgical procedures and assists surgical team, as needed, in any other capacity.


Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements        

Education Required: Successful completion of Accredited Surgical First Assistant (RNFA, CFA, or CSA) program    
Required:  Two (2) years OR experience as Surgical Tech or RN
Preferred:  One (1) year First Assistant experience
Ability to perform all surgical skills required to assist Surgeon with procedures.   
Cardiac Assist Skills: CABAG, on and off pump, Valve replacement with and without CABAG, Endo-vein retrieval, Complex endo-vascular procedures needed. TAVR experience a plus.
Required: For CSA or CFA, SA-C First Assist certification and BLS (American Heart Association)
Required: For RNFA unrestricted Arizona RN license, First Assist certification and BLS (American Heart Association)
* For credentialing via Medical Staff Services- Must be able to provide documentation of 100 cases worked as a first assistant in the past 2 years
*Must maintain competency through continuing education as required by the certifying agency

Northwest Medical Center is comprised of a 300-bed  hospital, three urgent care facilities, a freestanding emergency center and a large physician group, offering you a variety of settings in which to work.  Every location is dedicated to providing safe, quality patient care, but more than that is the commitment to employees.  It strives to provide a culture of teamwork, respect and appreciation for all staff, whether they care for patients directly or work in a support role. With employee appreciation celebrations throughout the year, opportunities for growth and the satisfaction that you are part of a hospital leading the way with accessible, convenient healthcare in Tucson, Northwest is a great place to work.  NMC 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.







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