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, four 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 SurgicalFirst Assist for the Main OR functions as a First Assistant, has receivedspecial Cardiac training or as an additional assistant to the surgeon, withinscope of practice and may provide scrub services within scope or practice inthe operating room during surgical procedures and assists surgical team, asneeded, in any other capacity.



Successfulcompletion of Accredited Surgical First Assistant (RNFA, CFA, or CSA) programrequired.                                               


Required:  Two (2) years OR experience as Surgical Techor RN. 

Preferred:  One (1) year First Assistant experience

Ability to performall surgical skills required to assist Surgeon with procedures.   

Cardiac AssistSkills: CABAG, on and off pump, Valve replacement with and without CABAG,Endo-vein retrieval, Complex endo-vascular procedures needed. TAVR experience aplus.


"Required:   For CSA or CFA - First Assist certificationand American Heart Association (AHA) BLS.

Preferred:  For CSA or CFA - American Heart Association(AHA) ACLS.

Required:   For RNFA - current Arizona RN license orcompact state license and American Heart Association (AHA) BLS.

Preferred:  For RNFA - First Assist certification, American Heart Association (AHA)ACLS."        

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