Job Description

Position is Part Time,  Day shifts with call.

The Northwest Houghton Hospital features 4 OR's and will open Spring of 2022 !


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 


Opening early 2022, Northwest Medical Center Houghton is a 52-bed, full-service hospital serving Tucson's east side. With a cath lab, labor and delivery unit, intensive care and neonatal intensive care units, full lab and radiology services and four operating rooms supporting a broad array of specialties, Northwest Medical Center Houghton holds plenty of opportunity for applicants. Whether caring for patients at the bedside or supporting the hospital in a non-clinical role, we're excited to build a team who can really make an impact on our community.  NMC Houghton 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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