Surgical First Assist in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Surgical First Assist

Terre Haute, IN, United States
Full-time • Days (Rotating Weekends)
Registered Nurse   Job ID: 94028
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Terre Haute Regional Hospital is a 278-bed, Level III Trauma Center offering comprehensive medical and surgical programs. We are a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, one of the nation’s largest and leading healthcare systems. Accredited by The Joint Commission, we have provided quality care to the Wabash Valley community for 135 years. We were first in the region to become an Accredited Chest Pain Center and to become certified in hip and knee replacement. We are committed to providing quality, individualized patient care to the communities we serve.

HCA Healthcare (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities raging 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 IBM Watson Health's top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.  


The OR at Terre Haute Regional Hospital

  • 9 Main OR Suites
  • Procedures performed: trauma related, orthopedic, neuro, urological, OB-GYN, Open Heart, GI, thoracic, oncology, ophthalmic, vascular and general surgery
  • daVinci Robot (Xi) and Trumpf bed
  • Close-knit supportive team focused on promoting a positive and safe patient experience 

Position summary:

This position is designed to assists surgeons with various types of surgical cases.  Has the ability to perform all of the job duties of a Scrub Technician and demonstrates competency in first assisting surgeons in all specialty areas.  It is required that a First Assistant be a certified OR Technician and have completion of a FA program or became a Certified First Assist through examination by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.  As defined by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), surgical assistants provide aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. In addition to intraoperative duties, the surgical assistant also performs preoperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. The surgical assistant performs these functions during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Positioning the patient
  • Provide visualization of the operative site
  • Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis
  • Practicing in volume replacement or auto transfusion techniques as appropriate
  • Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes
  • Selecting and applying appropriate wound dressings
  • All other duties as requested by the surgeon that fall within the scope of practice

Education & Experience Required:

  • Graduate from an accredited First Assistant program
  • Certification is conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
  • BLS must be maintained throughout employment with Terre Haute Regional Hospital
  • 5 or more years of perioperative experience in a private first assist role


We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. We offer you an extensive total compensation and benefits package. In addition to job security and the reputability that comes with HCA, your benefits will include a competitive salary, 401k with 3-9% matching, paid time off, extended FMLA, excellent medical plan options, dental, flex spending, life, disability, employee discount programs, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, student loan assistance and more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we 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.

Intrigued? Don't wait, apply today. We are actively reviewing applications and scheduling interviews. Be a part of an organization that invests in you. HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues and we are committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We would love to speak with you about this fantastic opportunity.




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Registered Nurse
Full-time • Days (Rotating Weekends)

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