Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA) in Bristol, PA at Lower Bucks Hospital

Date Posted: 8/25/2019

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Responsibilities

Performs role of surgical assistant for a variety of surgical procedures under direct supervision of attending surgeon. The RNFA shall provide aid in exposure, homeostasis, closure and other interoperative technical functions. Performs role of circulating nurse and/or scrub nurse when required. Assesses patient status, maintains a safe care environment, manages equipment use and delegates/directs care provided by O.R. Technicians, Nursing Assistants and other support personnel. Position requires on-call coverage

Qualifications

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred. Successful completion of additional educational preparation specific to the role of the RNFA including a supervised clinical component.

  • Three years RN experience in perioperative nursing.

  • Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Current certification in BLS (AHA) and/or ACLS (AHA)

  • Current certification in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR) preferred.

  • Knowledge and skill in applying principles of aseptic technique. Demonstrates skills in the following intraoperative nursing behaviors: handling tissue, using instruments, providing exposure, providing hemostasis.

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