Oct 14, 2020

RN First Assistant - General Surgery

  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Fullerton, CA, USA

Job Description

We are looking for a RN First Assistant with General Surgery Department

at St. Jude Medical Center.

Location: Fullerton, CA

Schedule: Full-time 72 Biweekly Hour

Shift: 12 Hour Day Shift

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse First Assistant independently uses the nursing process to safely, therapeutically and efficiently care for patient requiring surgical intervention. Uses information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement, identify outcomes and evaluate patient's plan of care. The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) collaborates with the surgeon and the healthcare team to perform a safe operative procedure with an optimal outcome for the patient. This individual renders direct patient care as defined by the RNFA Standardized Procedure and maintains practice privileges through the Medical Staffing office. When not providing assisting services, the RNFA will perform circulating and/or scrub duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with patients, patients' families, and ancillary departments.
  • Good math skills and basic computer data entry skills.
  • Current clinical skills of unit specific type patients.
  • Analytical skills necessary in order to organize and prepare nursing care plans, implement effective nursing care, and develop solutions to patient care problems.
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when performing professional nursing care and dealing with patients and families often under intense situations.
  • Proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation, as listed on the unit specific orientation and competency assessment form; may also be listed on performance criteria documents.
  • Ability to coordinate and delegate team activities.
  • Demonstrates awareness of unit and service guidelines related to staffing and scheduling.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use, troubleshoot and maintain specialty equipment.
  • Demonstrates commitment toward customer satisfaction and patient advocacy.
  • Demonstrates behavior that supports a culture based on innovation, openness, integrity, trust and mutual respect.
  • Maintains Code of Ethics for Nurses.

Position Requirements:

Education:

  • Hired prior to 1/1/11 (and rehired after 1/1/11): Graduate from nursing school with a diploma, Associate Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Bachelor's Degree Hired on/after 1/1/11: Graduate from nursing school with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Hired as a result of a unit transfer from Heritage: Graduate from nursing school with a diploma, Associate Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Hired as a ministry transfer: Currently enrolled in a BSN program with an expected graduation date within 6 months of hire.

Experience: 3 years Diversified perioperative Nursing experience.

License and Certification:

  • Current CA Registered Nurse License.
  • American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider.
  • American Heart Association ACLS Health Care Provider.
  • RN First Assisting Certificate.
  • CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room).

Preferred Position Requirements:

Experience: 2 years Diversified RNFA experience.

License and Certification:

  • Professional Nursing Organization Membership.
  • CRNFA (Certified RN First Assistant).

St. Jude Medical Center is a faith-based, non-profit, 384-bed, tertiary care facility, and is one of Southern California's most-respected and technologically-advanced hospitals. With nearly 700 of the area's finest physicians on staff, St. Jude offers nearly every medical specialty and sub-specialty. Whether for the birth of a baby, life-saving surgery or a routine mammogram, St. Jude continues to set the standard for medical care and offers the community the most comprehensive array of services and programs.St. Jude Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Jude Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Jude Medical Center

Category: Nursing - Other