Ascension Health Surgical First Assistant - Robot in Jacksonville, Florida

We Are Hiring

Take a step in advancing your career! Now is a great time to join our family of dedicated and specialized surgical associates as aSurgical First Assistant for Robotics at St. Vincent’s Southside.

About Our Hospital

Currently a 311-bed facility, St. Vincent’s Southside, boasts 4 Joint Commission designations as a Center for Orthopedic Excellence.St. Vincent’s Southside hospital is a perfect mix of steady patient flow with relaxing effectiveness. As a Robotic First Assist, you will be able to work with state-of-the-art equipment, including two Da Vinci XI Surgical Systems.

Why Choose Us?

As a facility, we offer the best care in town. Our team is like a family, so much so, that even our medical reps say it feels like home when they come. We support leaders who care about our career development and work hard to mentor the team. There is a clear career path for those that want to continue learning with perks that include:

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Free study materials

  • Certification day pay (8 hours)

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Extra income opportunities

What you will do

As a valuable member of the O.R. team, your combined knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies are used to facilitate a successful operation. In addition, you will provide direct assistance to surgeons during surgical procedures.

Our Surgical Technologists are responsible for:

  • Positioning patients to give best exposure for surgical procedure, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.

  • Providing visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.

  • Utilizing appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.

  • Assisting with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.

  • Assisting in room clean up and the removal of the soiled case cart, supplies, and trash from OR room as needed at the completion of the surgical case.

  • Participating as a surgical team member in the preparation of the surgical suite according to surgeon's preference cards with appropriate instruments, resources and supplies.

What you will need


  • BLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained within12 Months (1 year)of hire date.

  • Surgical Assistantcredentialed from theNational Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)obtained within12 Months (1 year)of hire date.


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree

Work Experience:

  • None required

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Vincent's Healthcare (SVHC) will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9). This law applies to individuals hired, including PRN, part-time and temporary employees and students.

Additionally, St Vincent's Healthcare is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is a web based program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration that supplements the current I-9 eligibility verification process. The program determines whether the information provided by the new hire matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.

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