Certified Surgical First Assistant

Certified Surgical First Assistant job in Albuquerque, NM

Shift: 1st - Day
Schedule: Full Time

You’re going to LOVE Lovelace!

About us: Lovelace Medical Center is a patient-centered hospital featuring state-of-the-art equipment and a round-the-clock Emergency Department. We offer high-quality, high-tech medicine in a facility that has become a symbol of health and wellness in the heart of the city we serve.

Lovelace Medical Center is hiring an Certified Surgical First Assistant.

  • Provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other inoperative technical functions that help the surgeon be more efficient in the operating room with optimal results for the patient.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of sterile technique, instrumentation, equipment, and sterile field setup including sterilization methods.
  • Supports surgeons in the operating room in a variety of surgical specialties.
  • Functions as a member of the Perioperative Team in planning for the needs of patients during surgery. 
  • Adheres to policies, procedures and regulations to ensure compliance and patient safety. 


  • Minimum:  Completion of Accredited Surgical Technology program and completion of recognized Surgical First Assistant Program. 
  • Anatomy and Physiology, sterile technique, medical terminology; instrumentation and medical equipment knowledge.
  • Unit Specific Competencies; Sterilization techniques; Operating Room instruments and supplies; medical terminology; Excellent Critical thinking skills.
  • Minimum: Two (2) years OR Scrub Tech Technician experience
  • Minimum: Certified Surgical Technician, Certified Surgical Assistant Certification (CSFA), BLS, and ACLS.

Why Lovelace?

  DNV Accredited

  Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

  Truven Health Analytics named Lovelace Health System among the top 20 percent of health systems in the country, and is the only health system recognized for this honor in New Mexico

  Named one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Hospital Review


Department / Location

Lovelace Medical Center - Albuquerque, NM