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Surgical First Assist

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

Summary



Depending on experience this position is eligible for a Sign-On Bonus of up to $20,000

At Maine Medical Center, we aim to provide our patients with the safest, highest-quality care possible. This commitment extends to our health care clinicians, through a dedication to creating an exceptional work environment which attracts and retains only the most talented medical and support staff. As a local and national leader in quality, we challenge ourselves every day to find a better way, keep patients safe, and improve each outcome.



Position Summary



Position is responsible for assisting in surgical operations as part of a team under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel.




Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)



Education: Completion of an accredited Surgical Assisting program.


License/Certifications: CST - Current certification. Current BLS certification.


Experience: Two years' assisting experience preferred with documentation of training/expertise provided.


Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, professional ethics, and medical terminology.


Knowledge of safety, infection control, and quality improvement protocols.


Skill in operating surgical equipment including both sterile and non-sterile equipment.





Additional Information

MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Additional Information Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

Keywords: MaineHealth, Portland , Surgical First Assist, Other , Portland, Maine

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