Sanford Health Surgical Assistant - Surgery in Bismarck, North Dakota

Job Title: Surgical Assistant | Surgery | Bismarck

City: Bismarck

State: North Dakota

Department : SURGERY

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Assists operating surgeons in carrying out technical surgical procedures in accordance with applicable safety laws and regulations. Assists operating surgeons with intra-operative procedures like homeostasis, exposure, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that assist the surgeon in carrying out a safe procedure with optimal results for the patient. Develops specialized preoperative plans in coordination with appropriate surgeons and health team members. Prepares surgical tools and equipment, takes preventative measures to ensure applicable health and safety regulations are satisfied, and assist with patient positioning when necessary. Administers preoperative medications and reports the responses of patients to assigned surgeons and anesthesiologists.


Apply sutures, staples, clips, or other materials to close skin, facia, or subcutaneous wound layers. Champions safe and sterile working environments in compliance with health and safety regulations. Champions the adoption of robotic technology for use during invasive procedures. Collaborates with surgeons and provides appropriate assistance during surgical procedures. Documents the critical elements within a patient chart to help others. Examines medical records of patients to determine potential risk factors during surgery. Identifies and considers alternative approaches to situations or problems. Leverages prior experience as a help towards handling changing situations. Maintains safe and sterile working environments to ensure the safety of patients and surgical teams.Monitors patient's health conditions and records all medical related data, e.g. progress notes.


Eligible to sit for the exam for certification of Surgical Assistant is preferred.In the specialty field and unit of Oral Surgery, must be a certified and registered dental assistant in the state of practice. Possess certification (or eligible to obtain) from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Anesthesia Assistants Program (OMAAP). Graduate from surgical assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the accreditation review committee on education in surgical technology (ARC/STSA), which is a collaborative effort of Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) and America College of Surgeons (ACS). CAAHEP is a recognized accreditation agency of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). In addition, surgical assisting programs may be offered through independently operated facilities or educational institutions and are accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), The Joint Commission, or a state agency acceptable to CAAHEP and the ARC/STSA. The ARC/STSA is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).

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City: Bismarck

State: North Dakota

Job Function: Clinical Care

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req20900