Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA is currently seeking a full-time Cardiac First Assistant.
A 450-bed facility, Riverside Regional Medical Center is the Virginia Peninsula's most comprehensive medical facility combining the most recent computerized medical technology with a healing environment.
JOB SUMMARY: Serves as first or second assistant on all surgical cases, under the direction of the surgeon to provide technical assistance as required by the type of procedure being performed. Takes an active role in patient preparation and readiness, assists with the surgical suite room turnaround, equipment management, and has knowledge of special soft equipment specific to each surgical specialty. Assists the surgical team in room preparation, sterilization of equipment, gathering supplies and room turnaround. Cardiac First Assistant demonstrates competency with vein harvesting techniques -open and endoscopic incision, arterial conduit harvest, A-line insertion, and skin closure. May include other duties specific to Cardiac and vascular surgery. Must be available to take call, work weekends and holidays.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited Surgical Assistant Program or equivalent.
CERTIFICATION: Must be a licensed/certified Surgical Assistant with no restrictions.
EXPERIENCE: Previous experience of 2 years in an Operating Room work environment preferred.