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AdventHealth Surgical Assistant I Full Time Day in Tavares, Florida


Surgical Assistant I AdventHealth Waterman
Location Address: 1000 Waterman Way Tavares, Florida 32778
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Waterman
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High quality of life with low cost of living just outside of Orlando, Florida

Work Hours/Shift:
Full Time, Days
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Prepare the surgical unit for cases/ procedures utilizing functional equipment and supplies.
  • Assist with positioning the patient and follow accepted procedures for preparation of patients for surgical procedures.
  • Assist with wraps, casts, and dressings.
  • Route non-functional equipment to proper maintenance department for repair, noting on equipment what the malfunction appears to be.
  • Assist in minor maintenance functions (i.e. replace light bulbs in power sources, surgical lights and change oxygen tanks, C02 tanks).
  • Accurately and safely prepare all patient positioning devices and tables as required.
  • Clean equipment, tables and floor as required with proper cleaning solution.
  • Collect, bag and remove soiled linen and trash properly.
  • Replace suction liners, trash bags and other supplies as needed.
  • Return cleaned equipment to appropriate area after the case.
  • Keep charge nurse informed of room status and attendant availability. 

  • Must be proficient in the English language.   
  • Previous patient care experience/skills preferred..   
  • Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures both organizational and departmental.
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication
  • Medical / Surgical Assisting
  • Previous patient care skills
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology


  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)


  • Patient care experience
  • Operating Room experience


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through the American Heart Association
Job Summary:

Performs a variety of support activities for the surgical team promoting efficient team functioning. Participates in continuous quality improvement activities and educational experiences in support of departmental and divisional nursing philosophy and objectives, as well as, Health System initiatives. Under the direction and supervision of the Coordinator, Charge Nurse, Circulator, Clinical Educator, Nurse Manager or Director of the Operating Room, contributes to the preparation, operation, and maintenance of the Operating Room functions. Performs a wide range of duties that include cleaning and setting up OR Suites before and after each surgery, moving/transporting patients, and disposing of surgical waste and linens in proper safety containers. Position requires a high level of customer service to establish and enhance positive co-worker relationships and interactions with patients and family members from infancy to geriatric, co-workers and other healthcare team members.

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

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.