Surgical Assistants


Assist surgeons during surgery by performing duties such as tissue retraction, insertion of tubes and intravenous lines, or closure of surgical wounds. Perform preoperative and postoperative duties to facilitate patient care.
Also called: Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA), Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA), Surgical First Assistant, Surgical Technician (Surgical Tech)

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • biology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

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