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Certified Surgical Assistant

paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), 403(b), relocation assistance
United States, Virginia, Charlottesville
December 02, 2023


Charlottesville, VA


Work Shift

Second (Evenings) (United States of America) Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VAis seeking a Full Time Evening Shift Surgical Assistant!

~Full Time and Evenings~


Up to $15,000 sign on bonus for qualified candidates!

Check out this of Natalie, a current Surgical Tech on the SMJH OR team!

Minimum Requirements:

  • Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) or
  • Certified Surgical First Assistant (CFA)
  • Licensed Surgical Assistant - Virginia
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Trade School Graduate - Surgical Assistant

Department Information:Performing an average of 7,000 cases each year, the Operating Room at SMJH has 8 OR suites and offers a variety of service lines including; Complex GYN, Neurosurgery, Vascular/Thoracic and Orthopedic surgery. It is also the 2nd highest-performing OR in the Sentara system for Orthopedic total joint procedures.

Facility Highlights: Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, located in Charlottesville, VA, is a Magnet status, 176-bed facility featuring all patient-friendly private rooms. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Sentara Martha Jefferson has constantly evolved to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the patients who trust us with their care. Today, our vision is as clear as it was to our founders. We will continue to set the standard for clinical quality and personalized healthcare services. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital was recognized by Soliant Health as the 2012 Most Beautiful Hospital in America.

Benefits: Sentara offers an attractive array of full-time benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Sick, Tuition Reimbursement, a 401k/403B, Performance Plus Bonus, Career Advancement Opportunities, Work Perks, and more. Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates!

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, join the Sentara Team!

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Job Summary

The Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA/CSFA) 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.

Must obtain state license within the first 6 months of hire.


TS - Trade School Graduate: Surgical Assistant (Required) Basic Life Support (BLS) - Other/National, Basic Life Support (BLS) - Other/National, Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) - Other/National, Certified Surgical First Assistant (CFA) - Other/National, 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.