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Surgical Assistant I and II

paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), 403(b), relocation assistance
United States, Virginia, Norfolk
6015 Poplar Hall Drive (Show on map)
February 02, 2024


Norfolk, VA


Work Shift

First (Days) (United States of America)

The Sentara Heart Hospital located in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking a Surgical Assistant I and II for the Cardiac OR Team.

$15,000 Sign on Bonus Available for Qualified Candidate and Relocation Assistance can be provided!


Full Time, First Shift, M-F

*Call Required


SA License

SA Certification

Prior SA Experience preferred

Benefits: Sentara offers an attractive array of full-time benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Sick, Tuition Reimbursement, a 401k/403B, 401a, Performance Plus Bonus, Loan Forgiveness Program, Career Advancement Opportunities, Work Perks and more. Relocation assistance can be provided!

Our success is supported by a family-friendly culture that encourages community involvement and creates unlimited opportunities for development and growth.

Be a part of an excellent healthcare organization that cares about our People, Quality, Patient Safety, Service, and Integrity. Join a team that has a mission to improve health every day and a vision to be the healthcare choice of the communities that we serve!

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Job Summary

The Certified Surgical Assistant II works as a 1st or 2nd assistant to the surgeon and under the direction and supervision of that surgeon may perform specific significant surgical tasks.

Anticipating the needs of the surgical team, the Certified Surgical Assistant assists the surgeon with tasks such as selecting equipment, set up of various tables and positioning equipment, providing retraction for visualization of surgical site, cauterization of bleeding vessels, suturing and closure of incision, instillation of medications, application of surgical dressings, splints, and casts.

The surgical assistant has responsibilities before, during and after the surgical procedure. The surgical assistant uses effective interdisciplinary communication to facilitate optimal patient outcomes.

Participates in the orientation process for new employees and the educational instruction for the SA Student, intern, or extern

Graduate of CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited Surgical Assistant Program required. Graduate of medical school (foreign or domestic) may be substituted for education if currently certified or Credentialed as a Surgical Assistant or Surgical First Assistant issued by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, or the National Commission for Certification of Surgical Assistants or their successors in lieu of CAAHEP Surgical Assistant Program.

Demonstrates in depth clinical and technical skills in 3 surgical specialties.

3 years' experience as Certified Surgical Assistant required, completion of new employee orientation

Current employees must be an active participant in department improvement efforts (quality improvement project, conducting in-services), and in good standing with organizational commitments (annual EPR of at least Exceeds Expectations, no corrective actions within one year).


TS - Trade School Graduate: Surgical Assistant (Required) Basic Life Support (BLS) - Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) RQI, Basic Life Support (BLS) - Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) RQI, Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) - Certifications - National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants (NCCSA), Certified Surgical Technologist/First Assistant (CST/CSFA) - Certifications - National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), Licensed Surgical Assistant - Alabama - Alabama, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Arizona - Arizona, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Arkansas - Arkansas, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Colorado - Colorado, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Delaware - Delaware, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Florida - Florida, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Georgia - Georgia, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Idaho - Idaho, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Indiana - Indiana, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Iowa - Iowa, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Kansas - Kansas, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Kentucky - Kentucky, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Louisiana - Louisiana, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Maine - Maine, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Maryland - Maryland, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Mississippi - Mississippi, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Missouri - Missouri, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Montana - Montana, Licensed Surgical Assistant - Nebraska - Nebraska, Licensed Surgical Assistant - New Hampshire - New Hampshire, Licensed Surgical Assistant - New Jersey - New Jersey {+ 13 more} Surgical Assistant


Active Listening, Communication

Sentara Healthcare prides itself on the diversity and inclusiveness of its close to an almost 30,000-member workforce. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a guiding principle of the organization to ensure its workforce reflects the communities it serves.

Per Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), some clinical environments require proof of education; these regulations are posted at for further information. In an effort to expedite this verification requirement, we encourage you to upload your diploma or transcript at time of application.

In support of our mission "to improve health every day," this is a tobacco-free environment.