Job Description

This Full time position is scheduled for 10 hour day shifts and is also scheduled to be on call as needed.

Position Purpose

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. 

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.  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.


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 required. 

One (1) year First Assistant experience strongly preferred.                                                 

Must be able to provide Documentation of 100 cases as a First Assistant in the past 2 years for credentialing process    


Required: For CSA or CFA, certification and BLS required. 

For RNFA unrestricted Arizona RN license, certification, BLS and ACLS.

Preferred: For CSA or CFA, ACLS preferred 


Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) is a 146-bed hospital that also has one urgent care facility, a freestanding emergency center and large physician group.  With these varied access points, you have your choice of settings in which to work.  Oro Valley Hospital’s culture centers around providing safe, quality care to patients, but also to fostering a work environment based on teamwork, commitment to a shared goal and recognizing employees for all they do to care for our patients. Often described as a “family,” the staff at OVH take pride in doing the best they can to care for their community.  OVH 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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