Job Description

Registry Surgical First Assistant
Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
5645 W. Addison, Chicago, IL

This position is Registry (no benefits). Must be able to work at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center or Resurrection Medical Center as needed. Will have on-call responsibilities.

The Surgical First Assistant (SFA) demonstrates an advanced level of surgical knowledge and technical skill by assisting the surgeon in a variety of complex specialty procedures such as cardiac and robotic surgery.

Clinical skills performed under direct supervision of the surgeon include but are not limited to: incision, dissection, clamping, cutting, tying, providing hemostasis, insertion of laparoscopic ports, and closure of body planes & skin.

The SFA works independently at the surgical field by providing either or both of the following surgical assistance: Independent saphenous vein harvesting and docking the robot; and working independently with the patient at the surgical field while the surgeon operates the remote console.

The SFA collaborates closely with all surgical team members to facilitate through-put and optimize safe patient care. They may function in the scrub role for a variety of surgical procedures as needed.

Job Requirements

  • At least a year of experience required for registry.
  • Required: Licensure in Illinois as a Registered Surgical Assistant
  • Required: Certification as a Certified First Assistant (CFA)
    Required for Robotics only: Online certificate of completion for robotic training

    Either/or: Saphenous Vein Harvesting; Robotic First Assisting are to be completed during the introductory period, and annually thereafter along with the Surgical First Assistant competency.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Company Overview

We began as two health care systems – Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care – joining together in November 2011 in a spirit of healing and hope. As Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, our team is focused on providing those we serve the care, information and attention they need to achieve their best health.

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