TMB – Texas Medical Board

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In Texas, certification with the TMB (Texas Medical Board) can take you a long way towards employment at ASP. A surgical assistant certified with any of the major agencies, as well as TMB, will be automatically placed into a higher priority.

IDFPR – Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

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In Illinois, Registered Surgical Assistants (RSA) are certified with IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.) Typically, completion of this program consists of:

a) Certification of completion from a medical education program approved by the Division, or has graduated from a United States Military Program that emphasizes surgical assisting. The following applicants are considered from an approved program:

1) Individuals who are graduates of a National Surgical Assistant Association approved program of surgical assisting. The category shall include certificate programs, an associate degree or higher, and formal hospital based programs for surgical assisting.

DORA – Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

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In Colorado, our Surgical Assistants are registered with DORA (Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.) Typically, completion of this program consists of:

– Associates Degree from a two or four-year institution or greater
– Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited Surgical Assisting educational program, Registered Nurse First Assisting Program, Surgical Physician Assistant program or a full medical school (and recipient of a physician’s degree)
– Board Certified by the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA), National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA)
In Colorado, registered with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies as an SA

AANP – American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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Our Nurse Practitioners are certified through AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.) Typically, completion of this program consists of:

– Successful completion of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program through an accredited educational program
– An active license in the state to which you will be assigned/working
– Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
– Two years of experience in the operating room preferred

ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Our Nurse Practitioners are certified through ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center.) Typically, completion of this program consists of:

– Successful completion of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program through an accredited educational program
– An active license in the state to which you will be assigned/working
– Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
– Two years of experience in the operating room preferred

NCCPA – National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants

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Our Physician Assistants are certified through NCCPA (National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants.) Typically, completion of their program requires:

– Successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program
– Licensed in the state to which you will be assigned
– Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)
– Two years’ experience in the Operating Room preferred

Parallon Workforce Management Solutions

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It is with great pleasure and pride that I announce our new partnership with Parallon Business Solutions. For those of you who are not familiar with Parallon, they are the parent company of Workforce Management Solutions, among various other ventures, Workforce Management Solutions has been providing staffing resources for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, and other healthcare facilities, for close to two decades.