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Certified Surgical Assistant
Category: Health Care Industry
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Job code: lhw-e0-90601727

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  Job posted:   Wed Jun 6, 2018
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Certified Surgical Assistant


Red Wing







Position description

The Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) first assists the surgeon/physician in the performance of surgical procedures. The CSA has an understanding of human surgical anatomy and has developed surgical skills such as suturing, the proper use of surgical instrumentation, and proper positioning of surgical patients.

The CSA possesses a working knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique, and perioperative policies and procedural guidelines.

The CSA must have knowledge of surgical procedures and the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon.

The CSA will work in a multi-specialty perioperative setting that includes General Surgery, Orthopedics, ENT, OB/GYN, Urology, Ophthalmology, Podiatry and Pain Medicine (future offering).


Graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Surgical Assistant program.

Currently certified as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) through the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) or as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Must have relevant operating room experience or training within the past 3 years.

Additional qualifications

Certified Surgical Assistant experience preferred.

Adapts to unpredictable situations within the perioperative setting.

Proven ability to communicate with a variety of people in a direct, empathetic, and articulate manner.

Demonstrates patient-centered and customer focused communication skills.

Ability to work independently and as a team member with minimal supervision.

License or certification

Must have and maintain current certification as a Certified Surgical Assistant with the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) or as a Certified Surgical First Assistant with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Maintains Basic Life Support certification through the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $23.42 per hour.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Hours / Pay period


Schedule details

Varied daytime shifts to cover OR hours from 7 AM to 5 PM. Call coverage required to cover after-hours cases during weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

Weekend schedule

Weekend call coverage required on a rotating basis.

Site description

Red Wing Minnesota, which is nestled among the bluffs, also known as the Banner County of Minnesota, is less than an hour from the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area. Red Wing is known for its beautiful scenery and extraordinary history. The city's more than 16,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of healthy living activities all year round! If it's cultural and performing arts you enjoy, you'll relish in the best local, regional and national arts and entertainment! This city is truly symbolic of "Minnesota Nice!"


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