Surgical Tech - First Assist

Vidalia, Georgia
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 07, 2023
Nurse, Registered Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time


Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a Surgical Tech - First Assist? At Memorial Health Meadows Hospital, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


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 free 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.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance 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)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Certified First Assistant like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

Contributes to strategic intent by functioning in the First or Second Assistant role under the direct supervision and direction of the Operating Surgeon.

What you will do in this role:

  • 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
  • Certified Surgical 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).

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.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. HCA Healthcare Co-Founder
We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

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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