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RN First Assistant-Cardiothoracic and Robotic Surgery

Full Time Day
Req #0001H1
Arcadia, 91007

POSITION SUMMARYThe Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a perioperative registered nurse (RN) or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who functions in an expanded role as a surgical first assistant for Cardiothoracic surgeries and for robotic surgery cases. The RNFA works in collaboration with the surgeon and other care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes and utilizes the necessary knowledge, judgement, and skills specific to the expanded role of RNFA clinical practice, intraoperatively and at the direction of the surgeon.

The RNFA practices perioperative nursing and must have the necessary specific knowledge, skills and judgment to demonstrate competency in the RNFA Cardiothoracic surgery duties.The RNFA practices under the supervision of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase of the perioperative experience. 

Qualifications
  • BSN required
  • MSN preferred
  • Work Experience Minimum (Required)Three years of RN work experience in peri-operative nursing.
  • Proficiency in preoperative nursing including the ability to scrub on surgical cases and function in circulating roles.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in aseptic and sterile technique.
  • Previous work experience in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and robotic surgery.
  • A current RN licensure in the State of California is required.
  • Must successfully complete and maintain BLS certification.
  • Certified in peri-operative nursing (CNOR).
  • Successful completion of certified RNFA program:
  • Credentialed through Allied Health Professionals of the Medical Staff.
About the Hospital

We hear all the time at Methodist Hospital that our employees love working here because we treat each other like family. This sense of family strengthens our teams and allows Methodist Hospital employees to live our values of Integrity, Respect, and Excellence. We treat our patients like family, using our values of Safety, Innovation, and Accountability to care for them.

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