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RN First Assist

Company: Beaumont Health
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

REGISTERED NURSE FIRST ASSIST. OPERATING ROOM GROSSE POINT UNIT DESCRIPTION: Fast paced changing OR environment. Be Extraordinary, Join Our Team! Beaumont is now offering a $20,000 sign on bonus for full-time, regular, new hire RNs. Apply today to speak to a recruiter. GENERAL SUMMARY: The certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) in accordance to the American College of Surgeon (ACS) provides direct aid to the primary surgeon in all aspects of surgery peri-operatively. This includes; exposure, hemostasis, closure (multi-modality), and all other technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation leading to optimal results. Also, they aid in the implantation, removal, manipulation, and securing of devices, prosthetics, tissues, and drains. In addition to, they may even harvest vein, arterial, and tissue grafts. The RNFA performs all of these functions under the direct supervision of the Surgeon. Lastly, the RNFA may also serve in the capacity of a Clinical Nurse. BENEFITS: Beaumont offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible schedulingOur employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and servicesExceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plansTuition ReimbursementRelocation assistanceSavings & retirement plans, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insuranceNEW On-demand pay-program - powered by Payactiv ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The RNFA applies the nursing process utilizing critical thinking skills in all areas of the First Assistant role. Analyzes, interprets and prioritizes data in order to provide individualized care based upon complex clinical judgment in all areas of the First Assistant role. The RNFA establishes and maintains a safe perioperative environment. Patient advocate assists in prep and sanitation of O.R. suites in order to insure safe patient environment and facilitate timely turnover. Assist in processing of instruments as needed. The RNFA provides technical assistance under the direction of the surgeon throughout the peri-operative phase including visualization of the operative site, exposure, hemostasis, closure, & all other advanced technical aspects of the operative procedure (See above job description). The RNFA establishes and maintains a professional relationship with all members of the perioperative team (Any function as an RN circulator) The RNFA maintains and directly manipulates all equipment pertinent to all surgical procedures. Coordinates all equipment and supplies for each case based on a protocol and/or Dr. preference list. Corporate online, department equipment, and online mandatory competencies met yearly. Maintains professional conduct. Consistently updates self on all department and corporate communication via email, meetings, and corporate literature. Training, teaching, and precepting additional members of the surgical team. This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described. STANDARD REQUIREMENTS: Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process.Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others.Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health's customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code.Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information.Supports and participates in a collaborative team-oriented environment - cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules - including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization.Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times. STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Education / Training: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) is required. The only exception to the BSN requirement will be for RNFA's who were practicing prior to January 1, 2020. RNs who were practicing as RNFAs prior to January 1, 2020, who do not have a baccalaureate degree, will (commensurate with AORN recommendations) not be required to meet the BSN requirement. Completion of approved/accredited RNFA program. Work Experience: Experience preferred, not required. Certification, Licensure, Registration: Current Michigan RN licensure required Certification in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR). Certification as a FA (CRNFA) within 12 months of hire. AHA BLS and ACLS Certification. Other Qualifications: Must possess the following: excellent communication skills, excellent organization skills, basic computer skills, and able to delegate effectively. WORKING CONDITIONS: Physical Effort: The employee must be able to tolerate standing position for great lengths Position requires ability to frequently push/pull up to 30 lb. With assist of others, occasionally requires ability to lift objects more than 50 lbs with others, constantly lift objects up to 20 lbs. And frequently lift up to 40 lbs. Position requires ability to distinguish sound to respond to patients, staff, equipment and instrumentation, etc. Position requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking. Frequently perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as assisting patients to eat, collection of specimens for transport to lab and tasks, which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking patients temps and pulses. Position requires incumbent to constantly be able to hear normal sound with some background noise as in answering phone/intercom. Occasionally be able to distinguish sound as in equipment alarms. Position requires incumbent to constantly walk and stand; occasionally sit for prolonged periods, frequently bend such as when caring for a patient in bed. Work Environment: This position requires a highly skilled technical individual that can work in a high paced, high stress environment which deals with direct patient care under possible life-threatening situations Occasionally exposed to hazardous material other than blood, body tissues, or fluids, dust, toxins, cytotoxins, chemical hazardous materials, bodily injuries, loud and/or unpleasant noises, high humidity, electrical hazards, or poisonous substances. Infrequently exposed to blood, body tissue, or fluids. Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications Beaumont offers you a world of opportunity throughout Southeast Michigan. With eight hospitals and 155 outpatient sites you'll have a wide variety of practice settings to choose from. Beaumont has more nationally ranked hospitals in Michigan than any other health system. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

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