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Certified First Assistant - Operating Room

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Job ID: 74994
Location: Florence, OR
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


A million visitors a year can't be wrong! Come live, work and play in Florence Oregon!

PeaceHealth is seeking a Certified First Assistant for our Operating Room for a 0.8 FTE, Day Shift position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $39.24 – $58.86. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

PeaceHarbor is part of the PeaceHealth hospital family that has been serving the local community as a critical access hospital and level III trauma center for close to 35 years.

Find out more about us herehttps://peacehealth.culturehq.com/story/5635

Florence is Oregon's coastal playground with its pinewood forests, rolling sand dunes, miles of beaches, charming boutiques, antique shops, and delicious seafood. Just an hour west of Eugene, this is the go-to getaway destination for locals seeking rest, relaxation and recreation.

Florence provides activities for everyone! From dune buggy tours in the sand dunes, horseback riding on the beach, taking in the sunset from the beach, whale watching, touring the Sea Lion caves or vising Oregon’s most picturesque lighthouse at Heceta Head, we have you covered.

Job Summary

Responsible for practicing in collaboration with and at the direction of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase of the perioperative experience. Collaborates during surgery with the surgeon and the healthcare team in performing a safe operation with optimal outcomes for the patient.

Essential Functions

  • Accumulates the appropriate surgical armamentarium.
  • Positions the patient on the operating room table.
  • Preps patient for surgical procedures (shave, catheterize, drape, etc.).
  • Provides exposure for the surgical procedure.
  • Provides hemostasis by suction, cauterization, clamping, suturing or ligation.
  • Administers local anesthesia as directed by the surgeon.
  • Places dressing.
  • Maintains accurate, legible and confidential records. Completes documentation pertinent to patient medical record.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring!


  • Completion of Surgical Technology Accredited program required
  •  Completion of Certified First Assist Accredited program required
  • Required: Completion of a mentored internship with a minimum of 120 hours of clinical experience demonstrating the ability to function as a CFA


  • Minimum of 1 year Required: Demonstrated training and minimum of one year of experience and current competence in performing CFA tasks required


  • Required: Certified First Assistant (CFA)
  • Required: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • Required: Basic Life Support (BLS)


  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-motivated. (Required)
  • Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others. (Required)
  • Ability to execute detailed procedures with accuracy and precision. (Required)
  • Basic computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications. (Required)
  • Understanding of operating room protocols. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes


  • Assists with the application of casts or immobilizing devices.
  • Insertion and removal of trocars.
  • Performs as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) as needed, including technical duties of passing of instruments for operative procedures, preparation and maintenance of the surgical sterile field and surgical instrumentation.

Working Conditions


  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.
  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.
  • Frequent Manual Dexterity and Tactile Sensitivity.
  • Frequent push/ pull/ carry/ stoop/ bend/ reach.
  • Occasional Kneeling.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.


  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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