Surgical Assistant Job Description

surgical assistant job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Surgical Assistant Job Description

A surgical assistant is a medical professional who assists a surgeon with his or her duties during surgery.

Depending on the surgical specialty, surgical assistants may be CRNAs, PAs, or RNs.

A surgical assistant typically works under the supervision of a surgeon or physician.

A surgical assistant assists during a procedure in a variety of ways, including preparing the patient for surgery, sterilizing and disinfecting surgical tools, passing instruments to the surgeon, and restraining the patient.

A surgical assistant may be required to use specialized instruments, such as retractors, hemostats, and electrocautery.

Job Brief

We’re looking for Surgical Assistant to work in our Operating Room. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience working in a hospital setting.

Surgical Assistant Duties

-Assist the surgeon during surgical procedures, both pre- and post-operatively
-Instruct patients on pre-operative preparation, post-surgical care and equipment
-Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on patients
-Record patient information
-Assist with patient communication
-Perform clerical duties such as filing, copying, answering the telephone, and ordering supplies
-Perform other duties as assigned

Surgical Assistant Responsibilities

-Perform routine patient care procedures, including suturing, monitoring EKGs, preparing patients for surgery, administering anesthesia, and assisting surgeons during operations
-Perform administrative duties, such as maintaining medical records and answering telephones
-Assist with the maintenance of surgical areas
-Maintain hospital equipment and supplies, and perform inventory and charting duties

Requirment And Skills

-Highly motivated, organized self-starter with demonstrated ability to multi-task
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Proficient with computer and office equipment
-Ability to work in a high volume environment

We at [Company Name] believe that diversity is key to success. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive of people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages. We encourage applications from all types of people, including veterans and individuals with different backgrounds and experiences.

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