An allied health care professional who accepts the responsibility and accountability for the assignment by American Surgical Professionals to perform the duties of first and/or second assistant to the attending surgeon/physician performing the surgical procedure, within the scope of practice of Non-Physician Surgical Assistant as defined in the delineation of privileges, including but not limited to, identification of anatomical landmarks, securing blood vessels, recognizing pathological situations and furnishing and securing an adequate and proper exposure of the operative field and performing whatever duties delegated to him/her by the operating surgeon.
- Must have experience in all areas or in Ortho, Gen, OB/GYN skills. Outside added skills are Neuro and Vascular. Robotics a Big Plus
- Graduate of a foreign medical school, fully licensed to practice medicine in the country where he/she has attained his/her medical degree preferably with graduate training in surgery or a discipline thereof; or completion of an approved Surgical Assistant training program; or a satisfactorily credentialed and experienced Registered Nurse Operating Room, Registered Nurse First Assist,Certified Surgical Tech/First Assist, Physician’s Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner
- A minimum of two years of practice in the U.S. in the capacity of surgical assistant is preferred.
- Current BLS certification by American Heart Association.
- Current Certification through National Surgical Assistants Association (NSAA), American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA), National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), or National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
- Current State of Illinois Registration (RSA) or its equivalent in other states is preferred.
- Meets and maintains employee health requirements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- The Surgical Assistant possesses a working knowledge of operating room procedures with respect to attire, infection control, and is familiar with individual requirements and recommended practices of compliance.
- The Surgical Assistant must have the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon,and other team members, with respect to the requirements of a particular surgical procedure.
- The Surgical Assistant must be able to demonstrate and maintain dexterity sufficient to successful completion of his/her assistant duties on each particular procedure.
- The Surgical Assistant must maintain a professional attitude with respect to dignity,privacy, and safety of patients.
- The Surgical Assistant must possess the ability to only function within the limits of his/her ability, within the scope of his/her professional license, and within the policies of the facility in which they are working.