Job Description

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

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

$10,000 for Student Loan Repayments

As a First Assist at Northwest Medical Center, you'll play a vital role in doing what you do best- providing quality care to our patients. Our OR staff enjoy a robust benefits package including health insurance, 401K, flexible scheduling, 100% licensure/certification renewal reimbursement, Tuition Reimbursement, and up to 10K for student loan payments.


  • Completion of accredited Surgical Technician program
    -OR-  2 years of on-the-job training
    -OR-  7 years of experience working in the field
    -OR-  Military training program with 2 years surgical tech experience
  • BLS Required.
  • ACLS Preferred.
  • Graduate of an accredited FA program and Certification as a Surgical First Assist required
  • At least two years experience as a surgical tech is required.

About the Job:

  • The Surgical FA in the Operating Room at Northwest Medical Center, assists surgical team during operative procedures by arranging and inventorying sterile set-up for operations and passing items to doctors and nurses as needed and assists in preparing and moving patients and in cleaning the operating theater.
  • Assists in preparing rooms with appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment.
  • Assists with opening of sterile supplies, sets up for procedures and maintains an orderly surgical field.
  • Adequately prepares for  procedures/surgeries and anticipates physician's needs during procedures/surgeries.
  • Accepts and properly identifies any medication or solution onto sterile field.
  • Handles specimens/cultures according to policy and performs sponge, instrument and sharps counts according to policy.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment, instruments and supplies and returns all to proper locations. 


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


We know it’s not just about finding a job. It’s about finding a place where you are respected, valued and where your work is purposeful and fulfilling. A place where your talent is recognized, professional development is encouraged and career advancement is possible.

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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