Job Description

This PRN position is scheduled 8-10 hour shifts on an as needed basis

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.


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 American Heart Association (AHA) BLS.

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

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

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

Northwest Medical Center is comprised of a 300-bed  hospital, four urgent care facilities, a freestanding emergency center and a large physician group, offering you a variety of settings in which to work.  Every location is dedicated to providing safe, quality patient care, but more than that is the commitment to employees.  It strives to provide a culture of teamwork, respect and appreciation for all staff, whether they care for patients directly or work in a support role. With employee appreciation celebrations throughout the year, opportunities for growth and the satisfaction that you are part of a hospital leading the way with accessible, convenient healthcare in Tucson, Northwest is a great place to work.  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.

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