Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA or CSFA)

Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced surgical practices in the world and provides a variety of career opportunities in a dynamic environment that is based on a rich history of integrated practice and innovation. Mayo Clinic in Rochester has more than 200 surgeons and 120 operating rooms. Mayo surgical teams perform high volumes of complex operations including multi-specialty perioperative settings: orthopedics, neurological, spinal, ENT/radical neck, gynecological, urology, cardiovascular, thoracic, vascular, trauma, plastic, transplant, colon-rectal and pediatric.
Position description
Mayo Clinic is currently hiring for Certified Surgical Assistants at Methodist Hospital and Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) first assists the surgeon/physician in the performance of surgical procedures. The CSA has an understanding of human surgical anatomy; has developed surgical skills such as suturing, the proper use of surgical instrumentation, and proper positioning of surgical patients. The CSA possesses a working knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique, and perioperative policies and procedural guidelines. The CSA must have knowledge of surgical procedures and the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon. The CSA will work in a multi-specialty perioperative setting that includes general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurological surgery, spinal surgery, ENT/radical neck surgery, gynecological surgery, urology surgery, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, plastic surgery, transplant surgery, colon-rectal surgery, and pediatric surgery.
Graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Surgical Assistant program. Currently certified as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) through the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) or as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Must have relevant operating room experience or training within the past 3 years.
Additional qualifications
Adapts to unpredictable situations within the perioperative setting. Proven ability to communicate with a variety of people in a direct, empathetic, and articulate manner. Demonstrates patient-centered and customer focused communication skills. Ability to work independently and as a team member with minimal supervision.
License or certification
Must have and maintain current certification as Certified Surgical Assistant with the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) or Certified Surgical First Assistant with National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Maintains Basic Life Support certification.

Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $30.86 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
64 - 80 hours per 2 week pay period
Schedule details
Variation of 8-hour shifts, overtime as needed and float to other specialties as needed. Additional schedule requirements may be applicable based off position being hired into.
Weekend schedule

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Nursing, Other Patient Care, Support Services, Surgical Services
Career profile
Surgical Services
Job posting number
Angelina Cochran
Equal opportunity employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.