Surgical Assistant (FT Days / 12's) KH Hamilton

Surgical Assistant (FT Days / 12's) KH Hamilton

Hamilton, OH


Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.


Preferred Qualifications

*Possible Incentives for external Surgical Assistant:

  • Up to $20,000 Sign-on Bonus based on experience
  • Relocation Bonus available (amount may vary dependent on the distance of the move)
  • Returning employees must not have been employed by Kettering Health for the last 6 months prior to rehire

The Surgical Assistant is responsible for providing patient care before, during, and after surgery. The primary purpose of this position is to perform tasks which permit the surgeon to complete an efficient and safe
operation. The Surgical Assistant reports to the Clinical Manager or Administrative Director.


Essential Duties:

  • Immediately reports changes in the patient condition to the nurse
  • Appropriately labels and handles patient specimens
  • Competently performs ST skills as defined by the units scope of practice
  • Maintains a clean, safe environment free from clutter
  • Receives and responds to appropriate delegation; does not perform skill/care that has not been delegated by a licensed nurse
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to emergency situations
  • Demonstrates safe infection control practices
  • Assists the nurse/physician with patient procedures
  • Performs preceptor activities as requested
  • Participates in one elective educational opportunity
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of aseptic technique in preparing for and assisting in surgical
  • Prepares OR table, scrubs and assists with surgeries; Provides necessary instruments, supplies and equipment during surgery
  • Acquires and demonstrates skills needed to operate specialized equipment used in the OR.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of surgical procedures in multiple specialties

Minimum Education:

  • Two years of college and/or must have attended a specialty course for surgical assisting.
  • Passes a pre-hire employment tests

Minimum Work Experience:

  • 2-4 years’ experience in general and/or specialty area preferred
  • Surgical experience preferred
  • Experience as a ST preferred
  • Required Licenses
  • Certified First Assistant
  • Must be certified in an approved Surgical Assistant program (CFA, SCS, CRNFA, or PA-C) within the first 12 months of employment

Required Skills:

  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing and varied work environment related to changing patient needs
  • Ability to perform effectively in stressful and emergency situations
  • Ability to recognize safety hazards and initiate appropriate action
  • A positive, therapeutic approach toward health care, team members, and diverse patient populations
  • OR skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Able to multitask, prioritize and function in a high stress environment
  • Certification in CPR




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