ABOUT US:

Australian Surgical Assisting (ASA) was established by Dr Joanna Tait in 1994. ASA provides medically qualified, registered and indemnified surgical assistants to surgical specialists in Brisbane.


ASA helps surgeons and practice managers every day by providing surgical assistants for regular lists, urgent cases or occasional lists. ASA invoices on behalf of the surgical assistants, easing the burden on the surgical specialist rooms.

Medical Director: Dr Joanna Tait MBBS
Dr Joanna Tait is a member of AMA (Qld) and AAMSA
(Australian Association of Medical Surgical Assistants). Dr Tait is the Qld Representative for AAMSA and the CPD Coordinator.
Specialists and Practice Managers - Why use ASA?

  • ASA can arrange assistants both during and after business hours. One telephone call is all it takes.
  • ASA can manage bookings in case of illness, holidays or when operating lists run overtime.
  • It is easy to contact ASA by internet, telephone, email or fax.
  • ASA manages all billing and collection activities for assistants, freeing up practice managers valuable time and decreasing specialists practice costs.
  • ASA allocates assistants based on the specialist’s preference, assistants availability and experience.
  • All ASA assistants carry verified, up to date medical indemnity insurance, unrestricted medical registration and are accredited at the hospitals where you operate.