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Surgical Tech, First Assistant - APH CVOR

Job ID 142556 Date posted 02/13/2018 Facility Arnold Palmer Hospital

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is a sanctuary of hope and healing. The most advanced technology, coupled with compassion and dedication made Arnold Palmer Hospital one of the most trusted names in children’s healthcare worldwide. Careful attention is paid to creating a cheerful, comforting environment to minimize stress and generate smiles. Arnold Palmer Hospital is a 158-bed pediatric hospital facility located in Orlando, Florida, United States. The hospital is part of Orlando Health and is supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation. Arnold Palmer Hospital is the first facility in Central Florida to provide emergency care exclusively for pediatrics. The Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center is part of the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is the only children’s hospital in Central Florida to rank as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” in U.S. News & World Report. Arnold Palmer Hospital ranked 30th nationally in pediatric heart/heart surgery and 28th for orthopedics in the 2010 edition of the report.

The Arnold Palmer Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery department is seeking a Surgical Tech First Assist to join their team.  Qualified candidates will possess the following:


National certification as Surgical Technologist from one of the following is required:

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) ( – renewed every 4 years; or
  • Tech in Surgery - Certified by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) ( – renewed annually.

Maintains current BLS/HealthCare Provider certification.


Three (3) years of recent diversified surgical technology experience.

High School diploma.

Graduate of accredited Surgical Technology program.

Successful completion of an accredited First Assistant training course which includes didactic and supervised clinical learning components.

Position Summary:

Performs in the role of first assistant to the surgeon, able to perform all the duties associated with the Scrub Tech III role, demonstrating knowledge of anatomy, physiology and carrying out functions that will assist the surgeon in performing a safe operation with optimal patient results.

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