Job: Cardiac Surgical First Assist

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Posted: 12/27/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1768974

Job Description

Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed hospital offering a full range of healthcare services including emergency services, accredited chest pain and heart failure programs, neurology and neurosurgery, outpatient imaging, a nationally accredited surgical weight loss program, total joint program, spine program and stroke center (recognized with Gold Seal designations by The Joint Commission), robotic surgery, GI lab, a free-standing women’s center, inpatient rehabilitation facility, wound care center, five urgent care facilities, and three ambulatory surgery centers. NMC also has several affiliated physician practices including Northwest Allied Physicians offering primary care and a wide range of specialists, Desert Cardiology of Tucson, Heart Center of Southern Arizona and Northwest Heart & Vascular. 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.

The Cardiac Surgical First Assist for the Main OR functions as a First Assistant, has received special Cardiac training or as an additional assistant to the surgeon, within scope of practice and may provide scrub services within scope or practice in the operating room during surgical procedures and assists surgical team, as needed, in any other capacity.        


This position is scheduled in the Main OR and takes call


Successful completion of Accredited Surgical First Assistant (RNFA, CFA, or CSA) program required.                                               
Required:  Two (2) years OR experience as Surgical Tech or RN. 
Preferred:  One (1) year First Assistant experience
Ability to perform all surgical skills required to assist Surgeon with procedures.   
Cardiac Assist Skills: CABAG, on and off pump, Valve replacement with and without CABAG, Endo-vein retrieval, Complex endo-vascular procedures needed. TAVR experience a plus.
Required: For CSA or CFA, First Assist certification and BLS.
Required: For RNFA unrestricted Arizona RN license, First Assist certification and BLS.

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