Job Description

Operating Room


Surgical First Assistant

Roy Lester Schneider Hospital


The Surgical First Assistant anticipates the needs of the surgical team and provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intra-operative technical functions that help the Surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. The Surgical First Assistant also performs pre-operative and post-operative duties to assist in facilitating patient care. The Surgical First Assistant works under the direction of a Surgeon according to law and regulations as well as the hospital policies. This person also fills the role of a Surgical Technician when needed and in accordance with those duties and responsibilities and adhere with hospital and department policies and procedures.

Hazards & Physical Requirements

Risk of exposure to communicable diseases; blood and/or body fluids. Must be able to stand for up to six (6) hours a day, walk up to one (1) hour per day. Must be able to occasionally push/pull up to fifty (50) pounds and lift/carry up to twenty (20) pounds on an occasional basis.

Specific Requirements

  • AHA BLS Certificate
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and confidentiality.