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AdventHealth Certified First Assistant in Sebring, Florida


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift : Days

Location: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Sebring

  • Faith Based & Mission driven Facility

  • Largest Employer in the County

  • Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida’s oldest State Park

  • Close knit community with a home town family feel

  • 2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast

  • Local arts scene from museums and theaters to festivals and galleries

  • Local restaurants with the authentic taste of Florida

  • Near 100+ clear, freshwater lakes. Ideal for swimming, boating and fishing

  • Beautiful agriculture and farmland

  • Sebring is known for motorsports and home to the famous Sebring International Raceway

  • Nature and hiking trails

The role you’ll contribute:

Prepares and maintains the surgical area, scrubs and is first assistant to the physician during procedures, assists the RN in technical functions related to patient care in the OR and assists in the training of others and functions as a resource within the department.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  1. Positioning the patient

A. The surgeon shall convey the exact position that will give the best exposure for the surgical procedure. The surgical assistant will carry out this order. Consideration will be given to the patient’s comfort and safety.

B. Points of pressure shall be padded: elbows, heels, knees, eyes, face, and axillary region.

C. Circulation shall not be impaired. (A tourniquet may be required for some procedures.)

D. Nerve damage shall be guarded against.

E. The temperature of the patient should be discussed with the anesthesia personnel and methods employed to maintain the desired temperature range.

F. The surgical assistant shall be familiar with common positions related to the surgical procedure and will be able to use the equipment necessary to provide the position.

Competencies will include the following:

(1) Fracture tables

(2) Head stabilizers

(3) Body stabilizers

(4) C-arm extensions

(5) Any other equipment needed

G. Upon completion of the procedure, the patient shall be evaluated for any possible damage from positioning which will include assessment of the skin. The abnormal condition shall be reported to the surgeon and treatment and documentation shall be carried out.

  1. Providing visualization of the operative site by the following:

A. Appropriate placement and securing of retractors with or without padding.

B. Packing with sponges

C. Digital manipulation of tissue

D. Suctioning, irrigating, or sponging

E. Manipulation of suture materials (e.g., loops, tags, running sutures).

F. Proper use of body mechanics to prevent obstruction of the surgeon’s view.

  1. Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis.

  2. Permanent

(1) Clamping and/or cauterizing vessels or tissue

(2) Tying and/or ligating clamped vessels or tissue

(3) Applying hemostatic clips

(4) Placing local hemostatic agents

B. Temporary

(1) Applying tourniquets and demonstrating awareness of the indications/contraindications for use with knowledge of side effects of extended use.

(2) Applying vessel loops

(3) Applying non-crushing clamps

(4) Applying direct digital pressure

  1. Participating in volume replacement or auto-transfusion techniques as appropriate.

  2. Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes.

  3. Utilizing running or interrupted subcutaneous sutures with absorbable or non-absorbable material.

  4. Utilizing subcuticular closure technique with or without adhesive skin closure strips.

  5. Closing skin with method indicated by surgeon (suture, staples, etc.

  6. Postoperative subcutaneous injection of local anesthetic agent as directed by the surgeon.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • High School education or equivalent.

  • Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Course.

  • Four years’ experience as a Surgical Technologist prior to CFA

  • Certification as a First Assistant by one of following:

  • National Board of Surgical Technician and Surgical Assistant (NBSTA) or

  • American Board of Surgical Assistant. (ABSA) or

  • National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistant (NCCSA)

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and to demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge of Anatomy

  • Assist the surgeon in the Surgical Procedures

  • Prepares and maintains surgical area

  • Performs technical responsibilities for optimal patient care

  • Serves as a resource person

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Surgery

Organization: AdventHealth Sebring Wauchula Lake Placid

Schedule: 1 - Day

Shift: AdventHealth Sebring

Req ID: 23009092

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.