First Surgical Assistant, FT

Operating Room

Mary Washington Hospital
Fredericksburg, VA



day shift / evening shift


American Heart Association CPR

 Job Summary:


Under the direct and indirect supervision of the attending physician and in a cohesive manner with all surgical staff functions in a surgical assist role, the First Surgical Assistant assists the team in providing quality individualized patient care.  The First Surgical Assistant will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the age of the patients served  Additional, the Surgical Assistant performs other responsibilities as assigned.

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:


Under the supervision of the operating surgeon, assists in skin closure, subcutaneous closure and ties, facia closure and ties, closure and ties of peritoneum, tying deep vessels, incising tissue, and performs haemostatic techniques.  

Assists with procedural set up and patient preparedness for specific procedures in positioning, prepping and draping.

Observes aseptic techniques in preparing for and assisting with procedures.

Participates in patient transport, room turnover as indicated by unit activity to facilitate utilization of services in a cost effective manner.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Functions to present skills and knowledge levels reflective of education and experience at the assistant position at or a minimum of 90 days and or present reference of equivalent experience required.

Certified First Surgical Assistant required.

 Certified Scrub Tech preferred.

BLS/CPR certification required.