Job: Certified First Assist

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Job Description

Certified First Assist

Location:Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Region:Zion, IL
Department:210002 Surgery-Tech
Employment Status:Full time
Shift Hours / Days:
Hours / Pay Period:80
Position ID:33767
Job Function:Nursing/Patient Care



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting with cleaning, shaving, and positioning patient on operating room table. Preparing surgical instruments before and after procedure. Keeping count of surgical instruments with the Registered Nurse (Circulator). Monitoring all members of the surgical team in order to maintain a sterile field during each procedure. Passing instruments and retracting tissues to help visualize the area of the patient where surgeons and surgical assistants are working. Operation of suction machines and diagnostic equipment.Learning operation of new instrumentation dependent upon specialty.Assists with procedures by providing appropriate methods of wound exposure/closure.Functions as a surgical technologist when needed or when the needs supersede the surgical assist needs.Availability to work when and as needed to provide adequate coverage for the patient care needs of the surgical services department.


  • 2-year associate's degree or experience as an OR Tech required Certification from a certified first assist education and training programIllinois licensure as a first assist
  • CPR card required


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