When you join the
Huntington Hospital team, you are aligning yourself with an
organization whose values drive our philosophy of compassionate
community care. Over the past 129 years, we’ve grown from a small
16-bed hospital to a nationally recognized healthcare leader with
619 beds. As part of our commitment to providing equitable,
high-quality care to all members of our community, we embrace
differences and work hard to create a place of belonging for our
patients and our employees. When you join the Huntington family,
you’ll be empowered to enact change that continuously improves our
ability to deliver world-class care, with kindness and dignity, to
all who need it.
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742000 Surgical Svcs
The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a frontline
perioperative registered nurse leader who functions in an expanded
role, working in collaboration with the surgeon and health care
team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes and improve
efficiency of operations. Responsible for the delivery of safe,
effective, and quality patient-family centered care through the
continuum of perioperative care, including preoperative,
intraoperative surgeon assistance, and postoperative care for all
patient populations. Functions as an RN first assistant during
operative and other invasive procedures, while maintaining the
ability to function in additional roles including but not limited
to circulating nurse, surgical scrub, and PFC when required. The
RNFA does not concurrently function as an assistant and a surgical
scrub or circulating RN. Maintains practice in accordance with
organizational standardized procedures, scope of practice,
credentials, privileges, experience, education and competency
verification. This position requires flexibility of hours.
The RNFA role exists to provide opportunity for surgical
assistant practice over a period of two years to support
achievement of certification requirements for progression to the
Bachelor's degree required or in progress at time of hire with
completion within 24 months of hire.
AORN approved RNFA certificate of program completion required.
Minimum five years OR experience with combination of scrub and
circulating experience required.
Experience in preoperative and postoperative patient care and
pathway development preferred.
Current California RN Licensure required. CNOR certification
American Heart Association BLS and ACLS certification required.
PALS certification required within 6 months of hire.
Leadership capabilities. Ability to function as mentor to
circulating nurses, surgical technicians, and other RNFA
candidates. Sets standards for quality-of-care delivery and holds
others accountable to expectations.
Excellent customer service skills, organizational skills, and
Organizes work priorities with attention to detail.
This position requires flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs
of patients, physicians, and department.