Sep 09, 2021

Registered Nurse First Assistant (CVOR)

  • CarolinaEast Health System
  • New Bern, NC, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

About CarolinaEast Medical Center

CarolinaEast Health System is dedicated to quality and compassionate care across the Coastal Carolina region. The flagship of the health system is a 350 bed full service medical center housing a complete complement of inpatient and outpatient services with the latest technology. CarolinaEast Health System employs 2,500 dedicated team members. We have physician practices in various specialties spanning four counties. Our employees create a culture of excellence that connects our patients to the same level of care that is usually found at larger medical centers while maintaining a friendly, community feel throughout our facilities. CarolinaEast offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees as well as benefits to part time plus and part time employees.

The Operating Room has up to 12 anesthesia provided rooms, including 2 Open Heart rooms and 1 Urology room equipped with fluoroscopy. Specialty services include ENT/ORAL, General, Plastic, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Urology, Thoracic/Vascular, Neurosurgery, Pain, Open Heart, Robotics and endoscopic, and minimally invasive surgery by specialty. The Operating Room strives to meet the surgical needs of the surrounding counties and its physicians by providing compassionate, high quality surgical services ranging from ambulatory procedures to high acuity procedures for adults and pediatrics.

Job Summary: The RNFA is a nursing professional whose practice is an extension of perioperative nursing and has acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide the surgical team with assistance within the Operating Room and other similar settings. Assists surgery teams with assigned surgical patients pre and post operatively. This position is for an open heart team member, so open heart experience is preferred. Busy Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular (CTV) programs. The CVOR RNFA works as a First Assist to Cardiovascular Surgeons. Some common procedures that the RNFA will first assist on are coronary artery bypass, aortic valve replacement, and mitral valve surgery. 250 open heart cases a year. The RNFA will autonomously harvest vein for CVOR and vascular cases. Other job duties include assisting with all CTV cases. RN First Assistants play a hands-on role in surgical procedures by controlling bleeding, suturing incisions and wounds, and intervening if complications arise.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited School of Nursing or comparable life experiences to achieve exemption letter. Current RN license with the North Carolina State Board of Nursing. The RNFA must have completed and passed an approved, structured course in First Assisting. In addition, certification in Perioperative Nursing is required. One to two years of CVOR experience is required. Mainly focused on CVOR, Vascular, and Thoracic services. Robotic experience would be a plus. Knowledge of current trends and techniques in nursing. Possesses the ability to relate effectively to patients, their families, physicians, staff, and all others using proper channels of communication. Recognizes the importance of being a professional role model for others. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit’s/ area’s/ department’s policies and procedures.

***Hourly rate does not include CVOR differential

***Sign on bonus of $10,000.00 for candidates with one year or more experience

***Relocation reimbursement of $5,000.00 based on our guidelines