Registered Nurse (RN) First Assistant (RNFA) - General Surgery
Company: Providence St. Joseph's Health
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Description: Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) First
Assistant (RNFA) (Per Diem, Day Shift) to General Surgery for
Providence Medical Group Southwest Washington in Centralia, WA. The
Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a registered nurse with
specialized education. The development of specific technical skills
enables the RNFA to assist the surgeon with specific intraoperative
procedures that are beyond the scope of practice for registered
nurses without RNFA education and training. The RNFA may provide
direct care to patients using the nursing process preoperatively,
intraoperatively and postoperatively. Intraoperatively, the RNFA
functions interdependently with the surgeon and applies knowledge,
skill, and judgment necessary to assist the surgeon in performing a
safe operation that yields optimal results for the patient. In this
position you will:
- Provides visualization of the operative site during the
- Demonstrates proper techniques to assist the surgeon in
- Able to close a chest incision.
- Able to handle emergency situations.
- Expedites the operative procedure by anticipating the needs of
- Able to perform and maintain accurate sponge, sharps and
- Demonstrates a professional attitude including communication
skills, organizational skills and ability to work with others.
Qualifications: Required qualifications for this position include:
- Graduate of recognized RNFA program.
- 2 years Scrub experience in the OR or surgical assisting under
direct physician supervision.
- Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Washington State.
- CNOR certification.
- BLS certified. Preferred qualification for this position
- Bachelor's Degree Nursing. About the group you will serve.
Providence Medical Group is a group of more than 125 primary care,
specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve a
five-county region in scenic southwest Washington. Our clinics are
located in Aberdeen, Centralia, Lacey, Olympia and Rochester. With
an emphasis on the medical home model, our providers and staff
strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each
patient one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers.
For more information, visit
https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ Our Mission
As expressions of Gods healing love, witnessed through the ministry
of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are
poor and vulnerable. About Us Providence is a comprehensive
not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans,
physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a
more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.
Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender,
disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed,
national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation,
marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited
by local, state, or federal law. Schedule: On Call Shift: Day Job
Category: Surgical Services (Intraop) Location:
Washington-Centralia Req ID: 311690 id="detrack" defer
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