Surgical First Assistant/UKHC

Job description

Job Title:

Surgical First Assistant/UKHC

Requisition Number:


Working Title:

Surgical First Assistant

Department Name:

H3320:Perioperative Services

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Type of Position:


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Required Education:

CAAHEP accredited program certificate or Associate’s Degree – Surgical Assistant program

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Required Related Experience:

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) certified by the KY Medical Board of Licensure or eligible, or Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) certified by the KY Medical Board of Licensure or eligible

Physical Requirements:

The essential functions for include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, the hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.


Day shift

Job Summary:

Surgical Assistants directly assists the primary surgeon during the operative procedure. As defined by the American College of Surgeons, the Surgical First Assistant provides aid in exposure, homeostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. This role will vary considerably with the surgical operation, specialty area, and type of facility.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

The ideal candidate will possess excellent attention to detail; exceptional planning and organizational skill; effective written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills; and knowledge of vendor equipment.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Previous experience in an OR setting; surgical technician or RN experience highly preferred for this position.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time