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RNFA - RN First Assist - First Assist

Company: Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

RNFA - RN First Assist

Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Roxborough Memorial Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. Roxborough Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing has been educating nurses since 1898. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. Know Your Rights:


The Registered Nurse Surgical First Assistant (RNFA) is a professional nurse that requires advanced training in surgical first assisting from a CCI accredited school of higher learning. The Surgical First Assistant shall provide aid in exposure, homeostasis, closure and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. The surgical assistant also performs perioperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. The surgical assistant performs these functions during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations. The RNFA will also function in the role of Circulating RN when not first-assisting. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enhance team functioning in the operating room. Maintains professional manner at all times, demonstrating flexibility.


Education and Work Experience

1. Current and valid state RN License.

2. Must be certified in perioperative nursing.

3. Must be a graduate from a surgical assisting program accredited through the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).

4. Has demonstrated leadership skills that enhance team functioning in an emergency situation.

5. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

6. A minimum of 3 years of experience in Perioperative Nursing.


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