Job Description

Sign-On Bonus $$ for experienced Cardiac FA's

This position is Full Time, Day shift , scheduled in the Main OR and takes call

The Cardiac 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        

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 a 300-bed hospital offering a full range of healthcare services including emergency services, accredited chest pain and heart failure programs, neurology and neurosurgery, outpatient imaging, a nationally accredited surgical weight loss program, total joint program, spine program and stroke center (recognized with Gold Seal designations by The Joint Commission), robotic surgery, GI lab, a free-standing women’s center, inpatient rehabilitation facility, wound care center, five urgent care facilities, and three ambulatory surgery centers. NMC also has several affiliated physician practices including Northwest Allied Physicians offering primary care and a wide range of specialists, Desert Cardiology of Tucson, Heart Center of Southern Arizona and Northwest Heart & Vascular.  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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