Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Location: Nashville, TN
Job Type: Direct Hire
Date: 9/6/2017
Job ID: 02519532
Job Description

Hospital in the Nashville, TN area is seeking a Full-time Certified Surgical First Assist for their Cardiothoracic Surgery Operating Room.The Surgical First Assistant provides direct assistance to surgeons during surgical procedures.
$5,000 sign-on bonus provided by Odell Medical Search.
Relocation assistance provided and excellent day one benefits.

  • Positions patient to give best exposure for surgical procedure, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.
  • Provides visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
  • Utilizes appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
  • Assists with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.
  • 250 hearts/year 
  • May work some in the main OR when no heart cases


  • One (1)  to two (2) years Surgical First Assistant experience preferred.
  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical First Assistant Program.
  • Current certification as a Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) required.

The Community:
  • Notably known as a center of the music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City".
  • Low cost of living…NO STATE TAX!
  • 18 golf courses (10 private; 8 public)
  • 30,000 acres of inland lakes for fishing, boating and skiing.
  • The downtown area of Nashville features a diverse assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions. 
  • The Broadway and 2nd Avenue areas feature entertainment venues, night clubs and an assortment of restaurants.
  • #5 - Best Big Cities for Jobs - Forbes 2015

Keyword: surgical first assist, CSFA, certified surgical first assist, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiothoracic operating room

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