Provides safe therapeutic care by collaboration with surgeons and health care team in performing a safe operation with optimal outcomes for the patient. Must have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills, and judgment specific to clinical practice. Minimum 6 years of experience as a first assistant.
Has advanced understanding of procedures and devices utilized. Must have extensive robotic experience.
Teamwork-communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
Professional Development- Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice, serves as a resource preceptor, and mentor. Leadership skill demonstrated in decision making and problem solving.
Quality/Best Practice-Utilizes standards, guidelines and pathways for care delivery. Incorporates data and information to continuously improve care and practice to enhance outcomes.
Ability to open and close incisions independently (at physician's specific request)
Demonstrates proficiency in laparoscopy
Precepts SA students and new graduates
Ability to communicate effectively in English
Ability to demonstrate good judgment in daily activities
Ability to understand and implement infection control, and hospital safety practices
Proficiency in robotic procedures
Our commitment to keeping patients safe, means there’s no safer place for you to work. We safeguard our patients, by safeguarding our team members.
Inova is well stocked with the best and latest PPE
Masks are provided to patients entering our buildings, and offered free to visitors
Covid-19 patients are isolated in dedicated areas
Inova operates curbside Covid-19 testing sites that are far removed from the main facilities
All team members are trained in the latest screening guidelines