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Surgical Assistant (contract role)

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Work type: Casual
Location: Sydney
Categories: Other

Sydney Adventist Hospital, fondly known as 'the San', is operated by Adventist HealthCare - a Christian not-for-profit organisation. The San is NSW’s largest private hospital with over 700 beds, employing over 2300 staff, 500 volunteers and 1000 accredited medical officers.
The hospital offers the latest services and facilities, including 23 operating theatres and endoscopy suites, 3 cardiac catheterisation laboratories, NSW’s largest private 24x7 Emergency department, intensive care and coronary care units, renal dialysis unit, rehabilitation and sleep studies units, a leading multi-disciplinary Integrated Cancer Centre, and an extensive range of diagnostic, allied health and support services. Dedicated to being at the forefront of technology, the San has an advanced robotic surgery unit, state-of-the-art hybrid operating theatre, and the latest in surgical and diagnostic imaging.
The San has a unique commitment to health workforce education. Through its partnership with the Avondale University College Faculty of Nursing, the hospital is an education hub with a purpose-built clinical school on site training medical, nursing and allied health students. Research facilities onsite include the Australasian Research Institute and the San Clinical Trials Unit.
Our Mission
Caring for the community since 1903, the hospital’s reputation for exceptional care is built on the continuous provision of leading medical & surgical care, supported by the expertise, commitment and compassion of our people, and our faith-based approach to caring for the whole person – which is reflected in our Mission ‘Christianity in Action – caring for the body, mind and spirit of our patients, colleagues, community and ourselves’.

Are you looking for a surgical career and wanting to build expertise and relationships with surgeons? Are you looking for a flexible source of income? We are seeking enthusiastic, appropriately-trained surgical assistants for our after-hours on-call roster. There will also be scope to book in-hours shifts in due course.

Essential criteria:

  • PGY 2+
  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or have rights to work in Australia
  • Recent experience in surgical assisting
  • Sound knowledge of the requirements of a surgical assistant including maintaining aseptic technique and use of common surgical equipment such as retractor, haemostats, scissors, and suction.

Desirable criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest in surgery through previous surgical assisting or surgical training program experience.

Please forward enquiries to:
      Medical Services
      Ph 02 9487 9400 (or)

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online. Please click the 'Apply' button within this ad to lodge an application
  • Please include your CV and a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria.


  • This is a contracted position (not employed), whereby an on-call fee is claimed from the hospital and private assist fees can be billed directly by the assistant
  • Applications will be processed upon receipt
  • If successful, you will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status.


Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for all health care workers in NSW. All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask. Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.


The following check will be carried out on all prospective employees applying for positions that have been identified as working with children – national criminal record; apprehended violence orders; and completed disciplinary proceedings in previous employment.


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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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