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AdventHealth Careers for Veterans Certified First Assist III 11A-7P
Wesley Chapel, FL


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

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Career Development

  • Sign-on Bonus*

  • Relocation Bonus*

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 11:00AM-7:00PM

Location: 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

· From state- of- the- art equipment to the most intricate building details, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel was designed from the ground up to maximize healing, patient care and wellness

· Recognized as leader in patient satisfaction and was named Top 100 Hospital in Modern Healthcare Magazine by IBM Watson Health

· 50,000 sq ft community Health & Wellness Center

· Comprehensive women’s health center named Inspiration Place that incorporates female physician specialists, women’s imaging, pelvic floor and female physical therapy and a boutique spa.

· Consistently named a Top Workplace in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Times

· AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has been named to Healthgrades Top 250 Hospitals list. This places them in the top 5% of hospitals in the country for superior clinical performance and excellence

· Opened an offsite 24 bed, 24/7 emergency room in Central Pasco to better serve the emergency health needs of residents in west and central Pasco

The role you’ll contribute:

Assists surgeons in preparation for and during surgical procedures.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

· Utilizes physician preference cards to set up operating suites. May update and route cards appropriately, when instructed

· Determines appropriate surgical equipment and supplies, based on physician’s preference and sets up the procedure room with the correct instrumentation and supplies

· Achieves temporary and permanent hemostasis by applying appropriate techniques

· Assists with body plane closures, wound dressing applications, and securing drainage systems

· 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

· Positions patients appropriately for best exposure as ordered by physician, uses stabilizing equipment when necessary, and prioritizes patient comfort and safety, while maintaining the desired temperature range for the patient

· Provides visualization for operative sites by applying appropriate methods, which includes tissue manipulation, retraction, sponging, suction, and irrigation

· Assists team with safe and appropriate operating room turnover times in an efficient and organized manner

· Supervises other healthcare team members in the surgical environment

· Performs operative shave prep, scrub or other patient care tasks as assigned by the RN

· Anticipates the moves of the surgeon

· Prepares and maintains surgical area

  • Proficient in scrubbing for all operative procedures within the scope of service

  • Identifies unsafe or defective instrument/equipment and implements appropriate corrective action

  • Verifies completeness of instruments/sponge/needle count

  • Cleans instruments, equipment and room as appropriate when procedure is completed

· Ensures proper disposal of instruments, linen, trash, needles, sponges and other biohazardous waste

· Completes all annual mandatory educational requirements

· Primary preceptor for orientation and instruction of surgical personnel

Performs other duties as assigned


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:


· High School education or equivalent upon hire

· Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Course upon hire

· Requires one of the following:

o Minimum ten years’ total experience as a CST/CFA

§ Each year of CST experience = half a year

§ Each year of CFA experience = whole year OR

o Skilled experience in 3 of these major surgical specialties (Orthopedics, Spine, Neurosurgery, or Robotics


· Completion of Certified Surgical Assisting Program


  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or RQI upon hire, then renewed quarterly following the RQI protocol

  • Current Surgical Technologist First Assist certification from one of the following upon hire:

· National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) upon hire

· National Surgical Association as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) upon hire

· American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA) upon hire

· 8 hours Hip and Knee Replacement/Spine Education within 6 months of hire date, then annually


· Ability prepare surgical suites with appropriate instruments, resources, and supplies based on surgeon preference cards

· Strong physician/surgeon relationship skills and team mentality

· Up-to-date knowledge of patient rights and ability to respect cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values

· Up-to-date knowledge of applicable regulatory, compliance, and accreditation standards and requirements

· Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with patients and their family, hospital staff, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals

· Must be able to read, write and speak conversational English

· Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office

· Able to precept and act as resource person and preceptor in multiple surgical specialties

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

Category: Surgery

Organization: AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 23042708

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.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: -

  • Location: Wesley Chapel, FL

  • Job ID: 23042708

  • Job Family: Surgery

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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