Job Description

$$$ 30k sign on bonus for eligible experienced Certified Surgical First Assists  ( CSFA - CSA - SA-C or RNFA )

Position is Full Time with call and rotation working at Northwest Medical Center in the Main OR

NEW benefits offered for STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT - up to $10,000! 

The Surgical First Assist 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. 

Assists the surgical team during operative procedures, anticipating needs of surgeon. Functions as assistant to surgeon, as evidenced by  retracting tissue and exposing the operating field during operative procedures,  providing homeostasis during surgical procedures and assisting in closure of incisions. Some of the duties of a surgical first assist include - Assists in preparing rooms with appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment.  Assists with opening of sterile supplies.  Assists in moving, positioning, prepping, and draping patients for surgical procedures. 


Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

Required Education: 

Successful completion of Accredited Surgical First Assistant (RNFA, CFA, or CSA) program required.  



Required:  Two (2) years OR experience as Surgical Tech, First Assistant or RN. 

Preferred:  One (1) year First Assistant experience


Certification / Licensure 


CSFA, CSA * RNFA or SA-C - First Assist certification and American Heart Association (AHA) BLS

Preferred:  ACLS  

*For RNFA unrestricted Arizona RN license, CRNA certification, BLS and ACLS Required

CRNFA to be completed within 9 months of employment.


Credentialing requirements as part of Medical Staff Services application -

Must be able to provide documentation of 100 cases / case logs as a first assistant in the past 2 years

Must be able to provide NPI # and current references 

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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