Surgical Assistants for the Surgery Organization


Operatieve Zorg Organisatie


The UMCG Surgery Department (OZO) is a dynamic environment where various disciplines provide pre-, peri- and post-operative care to adult patients as well as children. As an important part of the UMCG, the OZO is closely involved in our ever-changing surgical care.

The profession of surgery assistant at the UMCG is a very dynamic one, especially because of the highly complex care and a wide variety of procedures, so no day and no procedure is the same! As a surgical assistant you work in one of our 28 operating theatres. You will work in an ambitious environment, where innovation and development are key.

The UMCG is located within walking distance of the Grote Markt, in the middle of the bustling university city of Groningen, surrounded by its beautiful Ommelanden. With 13,000 employees, we are the largest employer in the North and we are proud of it. As part of our sound staffing policies and good fringe benefits, we offer many internal training opportunities and highly valued employee benefits.


As a surgical assistant you will work within the Surgery Department (OZO). After an induction period, you are set to work in one of the dedicated teams. Here, you can further develop your skills in the field of one or more specialties and there are plenty of opportunities for you to do so. Every day, you will work together with many different colleagues, such as anaesthesiologists, surgeons, anaesthesia assistants and surgical assistants. You will try to anticipate obstacles in surgical procedures, even if they happen unexpectedly. Few procedures are standard. That is why the necessary thinking along is expected of you.

In addition, there are various working groups and task forces you can be part of. Helping students, trainees and new employees is also part of the daily activities. By working on a small scale in sectors and in dedicated teams, we promote collaboration and create a pleasant working environment.

Quality is an important spearhead within the OZO and we are currently working on developing this further by means of the principle of ‘clinical governance’. The idea is for professionals to be encouraged as much as possible to work from their intrinsic motivation to provide quality and safety. We are currently working on a new building that will also house the outpatient clinics and where there will be closer collaboration than before. In view of this, working groups have been formed to help think about the design of the new OZO.

Wat vragen wij

- You have the NVZ surgical assistant diploma.
- You are able to work under pressure, are flexible and enterprising.
- You have an affinity with quality development.
- You are willing to work all shifts.
- You have good communication skills.
- Learning, maintaining, and sharing knowledge and skills come naturally to you.
- You make a positive contribution to patient care, quality, and safety and to the optimal functioning of the department.
- A good command of the Dutch language is an advantage.
- An excellent command of the English language and the willingness to learn Dutch is a prerequisite.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.

In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

Wat bieden wij

An employment contract for 18 - 36 hours per week, in a department where you get all kinds of opportunities to further develop your skills.

Your salary will be a maximum of € 4.782,- gross per month (OKA scale), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).

You are more than welcome to join us for a day/part of a day, sample the ambience and get to know the team. You can make an appointment with the point of contact person mentioned.

Meer informatie

Neem voor meer informatie contact op met:

Drs. Johan van der Meer telefoonnummer +31 50 361 1420


You can apply only by submitting the digital application form at the bottom of this page. Immediately after the digital application form has been submitted, a standard confirmation of receipt will be sent by e-mail with information not relevant to this vacancy. The closing date listed above does not apply to this vacancy. Your application will be sent directly to the department. The vacancy will remain on the website until enough suitable candidates are found.

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