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RN (Registered Nurse) First Assistant - OR/Surgery

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Toledo
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthMercy Health St. VincentFull Time DaysJoin our team today!Higher Pay Scales and Sign-On IncentivesAccredited Residency Programs & Specialty FellowshipsFlexible Schedule to live the life you deservePreceptor PayRewarding Higher Differentials with working on the WeekendSUMMARY:The Registered Nurse First Assistant is responsible for the delivery of patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment, identifying and determining the priority of patient's/ resident's/ client's problems/needs, and evaluating the process and outcome of nursing care. The RNFA collaborates with the surgeon in performing invasive or operative procedures in a safe manner with optimal outcomes for the patient whom protective reflexes or self-care abilities are potentially compromised. The RNFA must, in collaboration with the patient, family and health care team members, possess and apply knowledge of the procedure and patient's intraoperative experience throughout the patient's continuum of care, addressing their physiological, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs in relationship to their age and ability to respond.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Collects health data on a systematic and continuous basis through clinical interaction, records, assessment and consultation with the health care team members, demonstrating consideration of growth and developmental needs. Formulates nursing diagnosis based on health status data and establishes patient care goals based on nursing diagnosis.Develops a plan of care that prescribes nursing actions to achieve patient goals. Implements nursing actions in transferring the patient according to the prescribed plan.Demonstrates through clinical interaction with patients, knowledge of patient and family educational needs. Demonstrates anatomy and physiology particular to the requirements of the surgical procedure.Creates and maintains a sterile field. Performs sponge, sharps and instruments counts. Administers drugs and solutions as prescribed. Monitors and controls the environment. Performs decontamination functions.Provides equipment and supplies based on the patient's needs and physician's preferences. Physiologically monitors the patients during surgery. Evaluates patient outcomes and measures effectiveness of nursing care. Continuously reassesses all components of patient care based on new data.Performs nursing and first assisting actions that demonstrate accountability including performance improvement. Enhances growth and development through in-services education, educational process and learning opportunities including, but not limited to pediatrics, adolescents, adult and geriatric patients.Under direct supervision of he surgeon, responsibilities may include but not limited to, handling a variety of tissue, providing exposure, using surgical instrumentation, suturing, providing hemostasis, and closing tissue and skin.Prohibitions for the RNFA: transplanting organs, or performing a surgical task/procedure, which is the primary purpose of surgery.Performs functions under the direct supervision of the physician and/or resident in the operating room. Retracts during operating procedure. May clamp, cut and tie bleeders. May utilize cautery as directed by physician. Demonstrates competency and skill when suturing fascia, subcutaneous tissue and skin.Suction surgical wound. May instill irrigation solution under the direction of the physician.Knowledge and Abilities:Good oral and written communication skills.Demonstrates knowledge and skill in nursing theory and practice of nursing process.Nurses assigned to a specialty unit will be required to meet criteria established for that unit.Job Requirements:Education: Graduate of an accredited college/university or institution.Experience: Experience Required. Must be able to circulate multiple specialty service lines independently including but not limited to; ortho, neuro, davinci and trauma.Registration, Certification or Licensure Requirement: Current Ohio RN licensure; BLS certification required. Other certification required per department policy.Physical Requirements:Performs repetitive tasks/motionsHears alarm bells, telephone, and other soundsHears normal conversationHave good manual dexterityHave good eye-hand-foot coordinationHave clarity of vision: near (Have clarity of vision: mid (> 20"-20')Have clarity of vision: far (> 20')Distinguish colorsMental Requirements:Reads and interprets written/oral instructionsSets and meets deadlines, prioritizes work and works independentlyIdentifies and understands issues and problemsExamines data and draws logical conclusions demonstrating the ability to apply high levels of critical thinking and understandingExpresses or exchanges ideas by means of oral or written communicationsMakes decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unitOrganize thoughts and ideas into understand terminologyMust be flexible and able to adapt to changeHours:Shift: DaysHours: 8 Hour ShiftsHours per pay period: 80Weekend, holiday and on-call rotation required per department policyMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:DaysDepartment:Inpatient Surgery - St. Vincent - Surgery ORAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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