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Certified First Assist CVOR Full Time Days Ocala in Ocala, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 4/28/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Ocala, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Ocala

Job Description

Surgical Technologist First Assistant CVOR AdventHealth Ocala

Location Address: 1500 SW 1st Ave Ocala, Florida 34471

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Ocala
  • Horse Capital of the World
  • Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota
  • Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years
  • Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
  • Spectacular springs throughout the county
Work Hours/Shift:
FT Days
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Ensures that all required supplies, instruments and equipment are available for all assigned procedures
  • Participates in room set up, pre-procedure preparations, intra-operative positioning, prepping and draping, and room turn over independently or as directed
  • Demonstrates knowledge of sterilization techniques for all equipment utilized on assigned procedures
  • Demonstrates skills such as tissue handling, providing exposure in the operative field, use of instrumentation, suturing and provision of hemostasis in an anticipatory manner
  • Demonstrates essential mental discipline, attention to detail, thoroughness, stamina, and concentration during the surgical procedure

What You Will Need:


  • Proficiency in assisting surgeon during open heart procedures with opening of the chest, assisting surgeon while establishing Cardiopulmonary Bypass, assisting during Bypass surgery, assisting of valvular repair/replacement including minimally invasive approaches, assisting in weaning from Cardiopulmonary Bypass and closure of the chest
  • Proficiency in assisting Surgeon during emergent situations requiring Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 
  • Proficiency in assisting with Hybrid cardiovascular cases
  • Proficiency in assisting with cardiothoracic cases
  • Proficiency in assisting with peripheral vascular cases 
  • Enhanced knowledge of a wide breath of surgical procedures, human anatomy and surgical techniques 


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Graduate from an accredited surgical technology program or military trained surgical technologist with five years minimum experience
  • Demonstration of completion of surgical tech first assist program


  • BLS certification
  • Certification in Surgical Technology
  • Certification as First Assist 
Job Summary:

The Surgical Technologist First Assistant actively participates in the on-going management of supply inventories, surgical equipment, operating room suite readiness and direct clinical and technical assistance to the surgeon while performing operative and invasive procedures. The optimal candidate will have additional experience in endoscopic vein harvest.  This position requires an expanded knowledge of surgical instrumentation, surgical techniques, human anatomy, surgical retracting and wound closure. Assembly of complex mechanical devices, strong anticipatory skills, hand/eye dexterity and sequential planning are required.  This position requires staying abreast of new products, procedure research and physician techniques. The Surgical Technologist First Assistant is assigned the role of First Assistant or Surgical Scrub Technologist depending on departmental demands and supports Cardiovascular services. All activities of the Surgical Technologist First Assistant are under the direct supervision of the Cardiovascular surgeon. Accepts call as assigned.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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