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Surgery Assistant - Phoenix


  • Posted: 10 August 2022
  • Full-time
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA

At American Vision Partners (AVP), we partner with the most respected ophthalmology practices in the country and integrate best-in-class management systems, operational infrastructure, and advanced technology to provide the highest quality patient care possible. Our practices include Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Southwestern Eye Center, Retinal Consultants of Arizona, M&M Eye Institute, Abrams Eye Institute, Southwest Eye Institute, Aiello Eye Institute, and Moretsky Cassidy Vision Correction. We are focused on building the nation’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices and currently operate more than 100 eye care centers in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas – including 25 ambulatory surgical centers.

At AVP we value teamwork, providing exceptional experiences, continuous improvement, financial strength, and hard work. We are committed to providing best-in-class patient care, pioneering research and technology, and most importantly, rewarding and recognizing our employees!

Surgery Assistant
Barnet Dulaney Perkins - Phoenix

As a Surgery Assistant, your strong detail orientation and multi-tasking skills will be valuable in our fast-paced, high-volume environment. You’ll assist the peri-operative team in ensuring that surgery proceeds smoothly on a day-to-day basis.


  • Greets patients and visitors in a prompt, courteous and helpful manner
  • Assists personnel in pre-op and post-op as directed by surgeon, anesthesia provider and/or nurse
  • Disconnects patient from monitors in pre-op then move patient into surgery suite, hook patient up to monitors and oxygen
  • Assists with operating room turnover and room closure
  • Provides nourishment to patients as directed by the RN
  • Assists nurse in pre-op with hooking up patient to monitors
  • Performs tasks necessary to function as part of the patient care team and keep surgery flowing smoothly such as: making beds, emptying trash, putting away supplies, etc.
  • Assists with prepping of the surgical site
  • Makes pre- and post-operative patient phone calls as needed
  • Stocks patient nourishment refrigerator
  • Reports any malfunctioning equipment/instruments to supervisor
  • Maintains infection control guidelines
  • Performs any and all duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Minimum one-year medical office and/or surgery experience preferred
  • CPR certification
  • Experience in Ophthalmology is a plus
  • Detail oriented, reliable and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible schedule Monday-Friday
  • Ability to travel between the Mesa ASC, Scottsdale ASC and Sun City ASC
  • This is a Safety Sensitive position

Benefits & Perks:

Your health, happiness and your future matters! At AVP, we offer everything medical and dental insurance, significant eye care discounts, child care assistance, pet insurance, continuing education funds, 401(k), paid holidays plus PTO, Sick Time, opportunity for growth, and much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Some positions will require a favorable driving record.