Job Description


At Northwest Healthcare, we’re dedicated to providing excellent care for our patients and to creating a safe work environment for our practitioners and staff. Working together and openly sharing important information with our employees, patients and the community make this possible, and can help you choose just the right hospital for your career! 

Northwest Medical Center (NMC) was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Sign-On Bonus $$ for experienced FA's!


Functions as a First Assistant or as an additional assistant to the surgeon, within scope of practice. Provides scrub and/or circulating nurse 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


Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements


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.   


"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."        

Credentialing requirements -

Must be able to provide documentation of 100 cases as a first assistant in the past recent 2 years.

Must maintain competency through continuing education as required by the certifying agency.


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.

Application Instructions

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