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Surgical First Assist- Valley West OR, Casual, Day Shift

Location Sandwich, Illinois Business Unit Valley West Hospital Job REQID 18466 Job Function Patient Support Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


Surgical First Assist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

This position is a clinically competent Surgical Assist who works under the supervision of the surgeon in delivering safe and effective care to the patient during the intraoperative period.


  • Effectively interacts with the patient and health care team members, while maintaining the Surgical Department standards.
  • Assists the surgeon under the direction of the surgeon with the safe delivery of care during the intra-op phase of care.
  • Assists the OR team with the set-up and take-down of the Operating Room prior to and at the end of the surgical case.
  • Surgical Assistants with dual training/certification - SA/CST - will support the OR team in the role of CST when no SA assistance is needed.
  • AA/EOE



  • Completion of a Surgical Assistant Program upon hire and receive Surgical Assistant Certification within 6 month of hire.
  • BLS within 30 days of hire.


  • Recent Hospital experience, 0-2 years, and/or previous practice experience.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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