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Registered Nurse First Assistant

Company: Huntington Hospital
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

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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Department:

742000 Surgical Svcs

Expectations:

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 CRNFA role.

Education: 
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.

Experience/Training: 
Minimum five years OR experience with combination of scrub and circulating experience required. 
Experience in preoperative and postoperative patient care and pathway development preferred.

Licenses/Certifications: 
Current California RN Licensure required. CNOR certification required.
American Heart Association BLS and ACLS certification required.
PALS certification required within 6 months of hire.

Skills: 
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 multitasking abilities. 
Organizes work priorities with attention to detail. 
This position requires flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of patients, physicians, and department.

Worker Type:

RegularFull time

Shift:

Days

Keywords: Huntington Hospital, Pasadena , Registered Nurse First Assistant, Other , Pasadena, California

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