Surgical First Assistant Labor & Delivery
The Inova Fair Oaks Labor & Delivery unit is seeking a Surgical First Assistant to support the unit on a full-time, night shift role. Our L&D unit, which has recently undergone a beautiful renovation, consists of thirteen private labor and delivery rooms, an eight-bed triage/PACU area, and three operating rooms. The types of patients range from low risk deliveries to high-risk patients with pre-existing multisystem medical and obstetrical problems.
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a top-ranked 182-bed acute care community hospital serving the rapidly growing suburbs of Northern Virginia. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is committed to providing safe care, excellent service and is continuously striving to improve each patient's unique experience. That's why every patient we serve is a VIP – a Very Important Patient
Provides safe therapeutic care by collaboration with surgeons and health care team in performing a safe operation with optimal outcomes for the patient. Must have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills and judgment specific to clinical practice. Teamwork-communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Quality/Best Practice-Utilizes standards, guidelines and pathways for care delivery. Incorporates data and information to continuously improve care and practice to enhance outcomes. Professional Development-Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice, serves as a resource preceptor, and mentor. Leadership skill demonstrated in decision making and problem solving.
- Experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Surgical First Assistant or able to obtain certification within 6 months of employment
- Education and Licensure: Licensed as a Surgical First Assistant with VA DHP. Completion of Surgical First Assistant exam and certification by accredited organization OR medical school graduate with surgical training and certified in the United States as a Certified Surgical Assistant.
- Certification: BLS via AHA
- Special Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in English. Ability to work routinely without direct supervision. Ability to demonstrate good judgment in daily activities. Ability to understand and implement infection control and hospital safety practiced