May 02, 2022

RN First Assistant - Surgical Services *$20,000 Sign on Bonus*

  • Providence
  • Eureka, CA, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

We are looking for a Registered Nurse First Assistant for the Surgical Services Department at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka.

Location: Eureka, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8 hour, Days

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse First Assistant employs intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills through the utilization of the nursing process to assist patients of various ages in achieving maximum health potential. The Registered Nurse First Assistant functions as a health team member through independent, interdependent and dependent roles within the health care system. Serving as the patient's advocate, the RNFA assumes responsibility and accountability for nursing care for patients of various ages as defined by the department of scope of service.

Skills :

  • Ability to ensure patient confidence and comfort.
  • Efficiently communicates with SJHS-HC physicians, nursing staff, patients and other employees both in person and by telephone.
  • Reads and comprehends written instructions, able to interpret medical orders, correspondence, memorandum, and medical records.
  • Applies deductive and common sense resoning abilities to problem solve on a frequent basis. Initiative and the ability to make independent judgments are required.

Position Qualifications:

Education : Graduate of an accredited nursing school and/or proof of licensure by the state of California. Completed a RNFA program that meets AORN recommended education standards for RN first assistant programs and is accepted by the Certification Board Perioperative Nursing (CBPN).

Experience : Acute care experience in the OR is required. Recent RNFA experience is preferred.


  • State of California as a Registered Nurse
  • Current CPR certifications is required; CRNFA certification is preferred
  • ACLS certification is required

National Geographic Traveler calls Humboldt County one of the world's top ten great places while the USDA declares this area to be "America's Most Scenic Rural County."

It's also home for St. Joseph Hospital, located in Eureka and serving the community since 1920. We're a full-service, state-of-the-art facility with 145 licensed beds including a 15-bed Acute Rehab Unit.

Redwood Memorial Hospital is located in the Eel River Valley in the southern part of Humboldt County.

Redwood Memorial Hospital fosters a healing and welcoming environment by taking a holistic, patient-centered approach to medicine.

To learn more about our facilities and all Humboldt County has to offer, please visit:

St. Joseph Hospital 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. Joseph Hospital 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: Humboldt County Entities

Category: Nursing - Other

Req ID: R337859