SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center has been serving Sumner County since 1979. With 250 physicians representing more than 30 medical specialties, TriStar Hendersonville is proud to be Sumner County's healthcare provider of choice. We're proud to be a part of TriStar Health, the region's most comprehensive healthcare network, with more access points and services than any other in middle Tennessee.
TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center is looking for a First Assistant.
- Assists in preparing the
operating room and performs assigned support duties during surgical procedures.
- Ensures all instruments function properly prior to usage, displaying knowledge of instrument and content of
- Assists the RN in
prioritizing implementation of physician’s orders according to the patient’s
- Performs weekly and monthly
- Assists in procuring
instrumentation in accordance with surgeon’s preference card, knowledge of the
procedure, in consideration of the anatomy involved. Anticipates the needs of patients and
procures instrumentation according to those needs.
- Assists team members in
selecting and preparing routine supplies, instruments and equipment for the
surgical procedure according to the procedural card.
- Readies all positioning
devices deemed necessary by procedure, surgeon preference and patient
- Identifies and transports
patients as needed assists with shaving the operative site when indicated. Secures all necessary x-rays when
- Assists the scrub nurse to
maintain an accurate account of sponges, sharps, and instruments according to
departmental policies and procedures.
- Assures that the procedure
information is documented on the procedural cards for future reference
according to policy and procedure.
Documents patient positioning, required supplies, equipment and
instruments to maintain current doctor's preference card
- Regularly assists in the
orientation and training of other personnel.
- Sets up instrument stand with
drapes, sutures, power tools, and other instruments in accordance with the
operating surgeon’s Preference Card.
- Opens drape pack, following
basic aseptic technique. Assist first
Assistant or surgeon in draping patient to establish the sterile field in
accordance with AORN Standards and Recommended Practices for Perioperative Nursing.
- High School Diploma/GED
- Surgical Certification from accredited First Assist accreditation body
- BLS Certification