As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Surgical Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.
A surgical assistant is one who assists the surgeon in the performance of any surgical procedure, working under the surgeon's direct supervision. S/He acts as first or second assistant to the surgeon, has extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, scrubs for operative procedures assists in moving and positioning patients for surgery , assists the surgeon in draping of the patient retracts tissue and exposes operating field area during operative procedures, clamps and ties blood vessels to control bleeding during surgical entry, keeps the operative site dry, affords the surgeon the best possible exposure of the anatomy incident to the operation, assists the surgeon in identifying any structure that should not be ligated and keeps those structures from the operative site by retraction, is prepared to anticipate the moves of the surgeon, is knowledgeable in all surgical procedures sufficient to assist the surgeon in any way , knows all of the instruments used in any procedure, assist in closure of the incision including tying of bleeders, applying sutures and wound dressings. Finally, s/he keeps abreast of new developments in surgery by attending seminars, workshops and other educational activities.
Graduate of an approved and accredited surgical assistant program
5-7 years of experience as a surgical assistant
Must meet appropriate performance and proficiency training protocol approved by the Chief of the Department of Cardiac Surgery
Strong communication skills
Strong customer service skills
Diplomacy skills when interacting with patients, families, physicians, and others disciplines
Demonstrate evidence of team work and team building
At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
Work life balance through non rotating shifts
Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
Free Employee parking
Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
100% Coverage for inpatient care – at Adventist HealthCare facilities
100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide – after copay
Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.
Full-time days; Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.
Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.