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Nashville, TN, United States

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You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our team. Join us in our efforts to better our community!

Serving our community for the past 40 years, TriStar Southern Hills has been a leader for a wide range of healthcare services, including emergency services, cardiology, orthopaedics and rehabilitation. Since 1979, the hospital has grown to 126 beds and now serves three counties, including Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford. TriStar Southern Hills is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and a Primary Stroke Center. There are more than 300 board certified physicians representing more than 20 specialties, many of whom have offices located on our campus. 


TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center is looking for a Certified Surgical First Assistant to work PRN / As Needed.

What you will do in this role:

  • The Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) assists the surgeon in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions during the surgical procedure. 
  • Initiates appropriate intra-operative behaviors unique to first assisting.
  • Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative technique relative to operative procedures. Maintains a sterile environment.

In addition to basic Surgical Technologist Performance Expectations the CSFA expectations are, but not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of the surgical site to include shaving, marking, application of surgical scrub/paint.
  • Apply positioning aids, tourniquet cuff, etc.
  • Drape operative site.
  • Provide exposure/retraction.
  • Suction and/or sponge surgical field.
  • Provide hemostasis by: injection, touches cautery to instrument held by physician, uses electrocautery on tissue, uses bipolar cautery, clamping/tying.
  • Using instruments for tissue manipulation.
  • Assist surgeon in utilizing/manipulating special equipment, i.e., video camera and equipment, etc.
  • Perform skin closure by staples or suture as directed and supervised by surgeon.
  • Insert and suture drains as directed and supervised by surgeon.
  • Apply dressings, gauze, splints, and casts.
  • Administer subcutaneous postoperative injections of local anesthetics when directed by the surgeon.
Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER’s, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health’s top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.


If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. Come unlock the possibilities and apply today!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


  • CSFA Certification
  • Completion of Accredited CSTFA Education Program
  • At least 3 years’ experience


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TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center
Facility: TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center
Job ID: 00145-76718
Category: Nursing - Professional
Contract: PRN/Per Diem
Shift: PRN
Job Class: PRN

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