Perioperative RN, First Assistant
The RNFA directly assists the surgeon by controlling bleeding, providing wound exposure, suturing and other surgical tasks. The RNFA may provide other advanced assistance, such as mobilization of tissue, patient positioning and directing other surgical team members with specific individual tasks. The RNFA practices perioperative nursing and must have acquired the necessary specific knowledge, skills and judgment to demonstrate competency in this role.
The RNFA practices under the supervision of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase of the perioperative experience. In order to perform in this role, the RNFA must adhere to the RNFA Standards of Practice (AORN) and function under specific hospital approved standardized procedures.
- BSN required
- MSN preferred
- Work ExperienceMinimum (Required)Three years of experience in peri-operative nursing:
- Proficiency in scrub and circulating roles:, demonstrated proficiency in aseptic and sterile technique
- Peri-operative nursing (CNOR); Successful completion of certified RNFA program: Credentialed through Allied Health Professionals of the Medical Staff
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