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RN First Assistant-FT-Days-Cardiovascular Physicians-INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center

Company: Integris
Location: Haltom City
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Job Description:

Consider this RN First Assistant position with the Cardiovascular Surgery department at Southwest Medical Center. Earn excellent benefits to include retirement savings plan and personal paid leave!

RN First Assistant

Job Code: 1324(with the ability to fill with RN First Assistant, job code 1330)

Position Summary:

The RN First Assistant (RNFA) Student assumes responsibility for the management and delivery of patient care utilizing the nursing process.

Assists, under the direction of the primary operating surgeon, in the perioperative care of the patient undergoing a surgical procedure, to include specific functions within policies and guidelines established by the facility in conjunction with national standards. This position requires population specific competency emergency call and floating to other Operating Room specialty areas. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

Essential Functions:

Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Student management of the delivery and documentation of patient care includes, but is not limited to the following:

* Assessment and re-assessments, development of the plan of care, implementation and evaluation of appropriate patient care interventions.

* Assists with operative procedures to include wound exposure, hemostatis, harvesting vein for bypasses, suturing, wound dressing and drains, and subcutaneous injections of local anesthesia.

* Participates actively in performance improvement strategies to include physicians and staff, monitors and audits processes, identifies problems, implements solutions and develops strategies to improve patient satisfaction.

* Identifies abnormal test results or conditions, plan, implement, evaluate, and re-assess pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care.

* Participates in other perioperative staff roles, i.e., circulator or scrub nurse role as assigned.

* Provides individualized surgical nursing care management before, during, and after surgery.

* Recognizes surgical anatomy and physiology and operative technique related to first assisting.

* Assists with intra-operative handing of tissue, providing exposure, using surgical instruments, suturing, and controlling blood loss, competence in recognizing surgical hazards and initiating appropriate.

Accountability:

Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Student reports to the Clinical Director of Surgical Services.

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):

Keyboarding/Dexterity: Frequently; activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time

Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time

Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)

Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes

Seeing: Yes

Hearing: Yes

Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

High exposure to hazardous risks and contaminants, including potential for exposure to infections and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment, lasers, radiology and fluoroscopy equipment, needle sticks, suction splashing, chemicals, cleaning solvents - Stat IV, sterilization chemicals, hexacholorophate, betadine and sharps and wet floors. Temperatures may vary in procedure environment, may stand on hard floors or platforms, exposed to a variety of interruptions, odor, and must wear universal protective clothing. May be required to work overtime, late shifts, weekends and be on call. Potential for bodily injury related to lifting and incidents of workplace violence. Hazards will be minimized if universal safety procedures are followed.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

Qualifications: RNFA, Job Code 1324

* Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Oklahoma or current multistate license from a Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) member state

* CNOR Certification

* BLS Certification and/or ACLS

* Bachelors Degree required within 2 years of hire. (Required for CRNFA certification)

* RNFA Certification within 2 years of hire

* Achievement of Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA) Certification, or actively pursuing certification and will become certified within two (2) years of practicing as an RNFA

* Documented validation of professional achievement of identified standards of practice as defined by the AORN

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written)

Qualifications: RNFA, Job Code 1330

* Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Oklahoma or current multistate license from a Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) member state

* CNOR Certification

* BLS Certification and/or ACLS

* RNFA Certification

* Documented validation of professional achievement of identified standards of practice as defined by the AORN

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written)

Keywords: Integris, Haltom City , RN First Assistant-FT-Days-Cardiovascular Physicians-INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Healthcare , Haltom City, Texas

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