Surgical Care Affiliates

Surgical Tech Certified First Assist (FT) - Panama City Surgery Center

Job Locations US-FL-Panama City
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Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA’s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit


Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits…

  • Positive work culture
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance – eligible on Day 1 of employment
  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

We are actively hiring for an Surgical Tech Certified First Assistant.


The Surgical First Assistant possesses and demonstrates competencies related to the preoperative and intraoperative aspects of care. Serves as first assistant in designated surgical procedures under the direct supervision of the operating surgeon / physician; handles all variety of tissue appropriately to reduce potential for injury or compromised blood supply; uses surgical instruments appropriately, employs principles of safe tissue handling; provides exposure to operative site; provides and maintains hemostasis and performs wound closure; demonstrates advanced knowledge of normal and pathological anatomy and physiology. 


  • Safely positions patients for the surgical procedure and assists with transport to and from the operative suite 
  • Assists surgeon in identifying patient and staff safety hazards  
  • Surgical prepping and draping of patients for the surgical procedure 
  • Provides exposure of the operative site by the appropriate use of retractors 
  • Manipulates equipment and instruments to enhance the visual field  
  • Suctions and sponges to maintain a dry surgical field resulting in an optimal visualization of the surgical field 
  • Provides counter-traction of tissue utilizing various instruments  
  • Assists with maintaining hemostasis to reduce potential for fluid volume deficits by clamping / ligating vessels, using electrocautery to tissue, applying manual direct pressure, assisting with use of pharmaceutical agents (e.g. topical thrombin) and other means as directed by the surgeon / physician 
  • Ties and cuts sutures 
  • Skillfully sutures all varieties of tissues / tissue planes with appropriate suture materials and suturing techniques. Assists in closure of wound or independently closes wound under the direction of the surgeon. 
  • Assists and independently applies dressing and tape at the end of the surgical procedure using proper aseptic / sterile techniques 
  • Maintains current knowledge of procedures performed 


  • Graduate of an Accredited Surgical Assistant Program 
  • Graduate from Surgical Tech Program 
  • Certification as a CSA, SA-C, or CST/CFA through their respective certifying bodies 
  • Must be licensed to practice as a Surgical Assistant in Illinois 
  • CPR Certification required 
  • Must have one (1) year of Surgical Tech experience. 


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