Certified First Assist

Orlando, Florida
Sep 22, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Nurse, Registered Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time


Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Certified First Assist? At Women's Healing of Oviedo, 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.


Women's Healing of Oviedo, 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 Assist like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

We are looking for a Certified First Assist to join our team at HCA. Performs as first assistant to the operating surgeon during cardiac, vascular, and non-vascular cases performed by the surgeons.

What you will do in this role:

· Recognizes safety hazards and initiates appropriate corrective action.

· Applies principles of asepsis and infection control skillfully.

· Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative relative to operative procedures wherein the CFA assists.

· Performs positioning, prepping and draping the patient.

· Provides hemostasis by clamping blood vessels, coagulation bleeding pints, ligating vessels and by other means as directed by the surgeon.

· Provides exposure through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning and sponging techniques.

· Proficient in endovascular vein harvesting for revascularization. Supports the education of EVH in current CV surgery team.

· Handles tissue as directed by the surgeon.

· Performs wound closure as directed by the surgeon; sutures the peritoneum, fascia, subcutaneous tissue and skin.

· Anticipates the surgeon’s needs based on a knowledge and application of the surgical process and assists with retracting and suturing.

· Assists with transferring the patient to and from the operating room.

· Coordinates the OR schedule for the practice.

· Responsible for orienting and mentoring new employees.

· Demonstrates flexibility to work with all surgeons

· Serves as a liaison between operating surgeons and OR for special needs for cases, i.e. equipment, new procedures, etc.

What Qualifications you will need:

· Graduate from accredited surgical technology or assisting program

· Minimum of 3 years of experience as a First Assistant preferred.

· Current Certification as a CSFA through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

Physician Services Group is skilled in physician employment, practice and urgent care operations. We are experts in hospitalist integration, and graduate medical education. We lead more than 1,300 physician practices and 170+ urgent care centers. We are HCA Healthcare’s graduate medical education leader. We provide direction for over 260 exceptional resident and fellowship programs. We focus on carrying out value-added solutions. These solutions help physicians deliver patient-centered healthcare. We support HCA Healthcare's commitment to the care and improvement of human life.HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"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 Certified First Assist 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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