Job Description

First Assist - OR located at Northwest Tucson Surgery Center on the Northwest Medical Center campus.
This First Assist position is Per Diem - No Nights, No Weekends, No Holidays and No Call!

Great opportunity for an experienced First Assist in a busy multi-specialty outpatient surgery center.

Position Purpose
Functions as a First Assistant or as an additional assistant to the surgeon, within scope of practice. Provides scrub and/or circulating nurse services within scope or practice 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.
Preferred: For RNFA - First Assist certification/course completion."
Experience: Required: Two (2) years OR experience as Surgical Tech -OR- RN.
Preferred: One (1) year First Assistant experience.
Licenses/Certifications: Required:
For Surgical First Assistant: CSA through NSAA -OR- CFA through NBSTSA -OR- SA-C through ABSA
For RNFA: current Arizona RN license or compact state license
For all First Assists: American Heart Association(AHA) or American Red Cross BLS
For OVH RNFA: American Heart Association(AHA) or American Red Cross ACLS

Preferred: Where not required, American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross ACLS is preferred.


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.

Application Instructions

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