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FT-RN First Assist for Operating Room

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionNorth Carolina Specialty Hospital (NCSH) is now seeking qualified candidates for
Full-Time Registered Nurse First Assist for OR
North Carolina Specialty Hospital (NCSH), has a long standing tradition of providing quality care for our patients. Our state of the art medical facility located in the Raleigh-Durham area specializes in orthopedic, ophthalmology, ear, nose, and throat as well as sports medicine, oral, plastic, podiatry, general bariatric, interventional radiology, pain management, and reconstructive surgery. We tailor our facility and resources to best fit the needs of each. We are able to provide individualized attention to each and every patient we serve, with physicians providing personalized care.
Salary Range: $28-$45 per hour depending on experience
Sign-On Bonus: $5000 with a 2-year commitment
NCSH offers competitive pay, full benefits package (including, but not limited to: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance), 401K plans with company match and Paid Time Off.
Job Summary
The RN First Assist will support the continuity of care for Perioperative patients. The cope of practice includes pre operative patient care management, intraoperative surgical first assisting, and post operative patient care management. The role will help expedite surgical productivity, 2nd assist when needed, and first assist the surgeons.
Job Duties

  • Provide preoperative patient management in collaboration with other healthcare providers, including, but not limited to: preoperative evaluations, communicate/collaborate regarding the patient plan of care,
  • Intraoperative surgical first assisting, including, but not limited to: using instruments/medical devices, providing exposure, handling and/or cutting tissues, providing homeostasis, and suturing
  • Postoperative patient management in collaboration with other HCP's in the immediate postoperative period.
  • Provide CRNFA experience and skill to the operating surgeon during the operative procedure and comprehensive nursing management of care during the Perioperative phase
  • Demonstrates appropriate application of age specific standards, policies, and procedures and guidelines in caring for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients: follows age specific standards in administering medications based on patient's age; follows age specific standards of care during altered states of consciousness related to analgesia, conscious sedation or anesthesia; uses age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines to perform treatments and procedures that are routine for unit/clinic based on patient's age
  • Incorporates cultural and developmental needs into plan of care: in collaboration with the patient/family, and in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner, implements the plan of care; demonstrates competency in the provision of nursing care according to established standards of nursing practice and in developmentally appropriate manner
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, highly organized with excellent organizational and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to concentrate on many detailed requests despite numerous interruptions and the ability to prioritize tasks to maintain patient safety
  • Provides documentation of patient care in the patient record according to established standards of nursing care.
  • Participates and promotes Universal Protocol and time out procedure in every procedure
  • Demonstrates ability to work with a multidisciplinary team including, surgeons, physician's assistants, anesthesia providers, SPD staff, radiology and all other OR team members to plan for the care of the patient and to provide for the optimal outcome for the patient. The OR RN is a patient advocate and assess the patients needs through the peri-opertive experience and adjusts the plan of care accordingly while communicating the same with all team members
  • Participates in performance improvement activities which include collecting, analyzing data to identify quantifiable measures to maintain quality and the promotion of desired outcomes. Also includes participation in development of patient care delivery systems, standards, policy and procedures, and problem-solving teams

    Educational & Experience Requirements

    • BSN required with completion of an RNFA program that includes didactic and supervised clinical practice, based on AORN's core curriculum for RNFA's
    • Current licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse First Assist (CRNFA) from the North Carolina Board of Nursing_ required_
      CNOR _ required_
    • BLS from American Heart Association (AHA) required
    • ACLS & PALS from American Heart Association (AHA) preferred; must obtain within 6 months of hire if certification is not currently active
    • Three (3) years of experience in Perioperative Nursing required
    • Must have clinical knowledge of technology and treatment applications, possess skills to educate/train staff as needed, complies with AORN standards, scrubbing circulating skills, as well as effective communication skills both verbally and written

      COVID-19 protocol: Mandatory staff vaccinations, face masks, terminal cleaning, patient testing, and visitor restrictions

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Durham , FT-RN First Assist for Operating Room, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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