Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 7/8/2020


A Surgical First Assist is a member of the patient care team, who is assisting under the direct supervision of the surgeon while at the same time providing assistance to the physician performing surgery.


  • Assisting the surgical team in providing quality patient care.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of as well as supports the philosophy and objectives of the department.
  • Promotes effective communications between surgeon and staff.
  • Ensure adequate supplies and is knowledgeable in operation of equipment and instrumentation.
  • Cooperates with charge nurse and OR Manager in working toward common departmental goals.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the responsibilities of a team member.
  • Perform other departmental duties as assigned.


  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
  • Is reliable in respect to attendance.
  • Is Reliable in respect to punctuality.
  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: in-services, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services and/or reviews documentation as required.
  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.


  1. Education: High School education or equivalent preferred. Graduate of an accredited surgical technology program.
  2. Certification/Licensure: Certified as a Surgical Technologist preferred.

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