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Surgical Assistant at Mayo Clinic in Red Wing, Minnesota

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Red Wing







Position description

The Surgical Assistant (SA) first assists the surgeon/physician in the performance of surgical procedures.

The SA 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 SA possesses a working knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique, and perioperative policies and procedural guidelines.

The SA must have knowledge of surgical procedures and the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon.

The SA 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, colon-rectal surgery, and pediatric surgery.


Graduate of a Surgical Assistant Program with relevant operating room experience within the past 3 years,


Mayo Clinic Surgical Assistants hired prior to 9/1/2019 will be considered if:

  • a graduate of a school of practical nursing or passed LPN Boards after a defined period in a professional nursing program (e.g., some states allow RN students to take the LPN board exam after completing one to two years in the RN program)

  • with 2 or more years of experience in a Surgical Assistant or equivalent role at Mayo Clinic within the past 3 years.

Additional qualifications

Certified as a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) through the National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants (NCCSA) or as a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), preferred.

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

Maintains current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs:

  • American Heart Association or

  • American Red Cross.

Mayo Clinic Surgical Assistants hired prior to 9/1/2019 must have and maintain an active LPN license by applicable state requirements, if relevant.

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 $27.68 per hour.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Hours / Pay period


Schedule details

Varied daytime shifts to cover OR hours from 7 AM to 5 PM. Call coverage required to cover after-hours cases during weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

This position may be asked to cross-cover at our Lake City and Cannon Falls sites if needed.

Weekend schedule

Weekend call coverage required on a rotating basis.

Site description

Red Wing Minnesota, which is nestled among the bluffs, also known as the Banner County of Minnesota, is less than an hour from the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area. Red Wing is known for its beautiful scenery and extraordinary history. The city's more than 16,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of healthy living activities all year round! If it's cultural and performing arts you enjoy, you'll relish in the best local, regional and national arts and entertainment! This city is truly symbolic of "Minnesota Nice!"


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Elizabeth Brownewell

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Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).