Surgical Tech - First Assist PRN

Vidalia, Georgia
Jun 01, 2023
Jun 06, 2023
Nurse, Registered Nurse


Do you have the PRN career opportunities as a Surgical Tech - First Assist you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Memorial Health Meadows Hospital which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.


Memorial Health Meadows Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:
  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a PRN Surgical Certified First Assistant where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise! Certified First Assistant contributes to strategic intent by functioning in the first or second assistant role under the direct supervision and direction of the operating surgeon.

Job Summary and Qualifications

  • Assists the nurse anesthetist and circulating nurse with patient transport to and from the operating room when needed/requested to do so.
  • Participates as a member of the surgical team with preparing the operating room for the patient: equipment, instruments and supplies
  • Assists the surgical team (circulating nurse, scrub tech, other assistive personnel) with: patient transfer to the operating table, appropriate patient positioning and padding, application of safety straps, shave and skin prep, exposure of incision site, draping according to aseptic technique.
  • Performs duties of first or second assistant as directed by the surgeon.
  • Anticipates each step of the surgical procedure and the surgeon’s preferences, thus enhancing the procedure.
  • Applies knowledge of anatomical landmarks and operative technique relative to the operative procedure when assisting.
  • Provides hemostasis by clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points, ligating tissue, and by other means as directed by the surgeon.
  • Provides exposure through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning, and sponging techniques.
  • Handles body tissues appropriately and as directed by the surgeon during the operative procedure.
  • Performs wound closure as directed by the surgeon: sutures the fascia, subcutaneous tissue, and skin.
  • Assists with use of video and endoscopic equipment, as necessary.
  • Assists surgical team in application of wound dressing.
What qualifications you will need:

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Certified First Assistant (CFA)
  • Certified Surgical Technician (CST)

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. HCA Healthcare Co-Founder
Memorial Health Meadows Hospital is a regional health system featuring a state-of-the-art hospital, cancer center and a network of physician practices that serve Vidalia, Ga. and the surrounding communities. Meadows Health includes the only nationally accredited hospital in Montgomery, Toombs, Treutlen and Tattnall counties. The center offers the latest in medical advancements including cutting-edge cancer care, life-saving heart attack procedures, women’s services, wound care, orthopedic medicine and more.

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our opening. We review all applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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