Job Description

This is a full time position working at Northwest Medical Center.



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


Required: Successful completion of Accredited Surgical First Assistant (RNFA, CFA, or CSA) program -OR- 2 years experience as a Surgical First Assist
Preferred: For RNFA - First Assist certification/course completion.


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. Appropriate prioritization and planning skills, while achieving safety and quality in a high volume environment; Engaging and effective communication and service skills; Adherence to policy and procedures; Process improvement oriented; Self-initiative to assist with whatever is needed.



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


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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