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Bon Secours Mercy Health Surgical Assistant Full Time in Portsmouth, Virginia

At Bon Secours Mercy Health, we are dedicated to continually improving health care quality, safety and cost effectiveness. Our hospitals, care sites and clinicians are recognized for clinical and operational excellence.

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As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Bon Secours exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Bon Secours seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

Surgical Assistant – Maryview Medical Center

The Surgical Assistant is responsible for preparing the surgical room, gathering patient and case specific supplies and equipment. Under the direct supervision of a surgeon, performs first, second or third assistant tasks during an intra-operative procedure to include: retracts to expose anatomy without causing undue pressure on organs and tissue, performs surgical wound repair technique(s) and controls blood loss during surgical entry, dissection and closure. Responsibilities may include room sanitation, patient transport/transfer, surgical positioning, establishing and maintaining sterile fields, equipment and instrument operation. The Surgical Assistant may fill the role of OR Technician to meet needs of the surgical schedule. The Surgical Assistant demonstrates expertise in patient care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Anticipates and performs tasks that help provide a safe work environment for staff, patients and self. Complete case setup/room turnover as part of surgical team in an accurate and timely manner.

Employment Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Two (2) years’ experience and/or completion of Surgical Assistant program.

  • Maintains current CPR certification.

  • Registered with the Virginia Board of Medicine and/or certified or trained in the military. Registration with the Virginia Board of Medicine is required for new employees who were certified or trained in the military. Eligibility to become certified with the NBSTSA, NSAA, or NCCSA and/or registered in Virginia within 2 years of hire.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans surgical intervention activities to meet the identified patient outcomes.

  • Implements plan for case with skill and efficiency and adjusts plan throughout case as needed.

  • Effectively communicates and exchanges, either orally or in writing, pertinent case and department information.

  • Promotes and maintains a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients, staff, and visitors.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

Prescription drug coverage

Flexible spending accounts

Life insurance w/AD&D

Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

Paid time off

Educational Assistance

And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at