Surgical First Assist

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Aug 28, 2021

Job Description


At Maine Medical Center, we aim to provide our patients with the safest, highest-quality care possible. This commitment extends to our health care clinicians, through a dedication to creating an exceptional work environment which attracts and retains only the most talented medical and support staff. As a local and national leader in quality, we challenge ourselves every day to find a better way, keep patients safe, and improve each outcome. 

Depending on experience this position is eligible for a Sign-On Bonus of up to $20,000

  • Full-time positions – 32+ hours/per week
  • Part-Time positions prorated – 20-31.9 hours/per week

Eligible candidates are Certified Surgical Technologists.  New graduates and previous MMC and MaineHealth employees with more than 3 months of separation are eligible. Current MMC and MaineHealth employees are not eligible.

Position Summary:


Position is responsible for assisting in surgical operations as part of a team under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  1. Education: Completion of an accredited Surgical Assisting program.
  2. License/Certifications: CST - Current certification. Current BLS certification.
  3. Experience: Two years' assisting experience preferred with documentation of training/expertise provided.
  4. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, professional ethics, and medical terminology.
  5. Knowledge of safety, infection control, and quality improvement protocols.
  6. Skill in operating surgical equipment including both sterile and non-sterile equipment.

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.