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Registered Nurse First Assistant

Full-Time Regular
Pay Range: $133,033.09 - $142,819.44 Annually
Job ID: 0684HCA-23AA (BR)
Ventura, 93003

Under general direction, the Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) works in collaboration with, and under the direct observation of the surgeon in the delivery of care in the Operating Room (OR) for patients undergoing surgical procedures following the use of standardized procedures primarily related to assisting with patient positioning, skin preparation, draping, wound exposure, handling of tissue, using instruments, suturing, and providing hemostasis.

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and successful completion of an RNFA program that meets the Association of Perioperative RN (AORN) standards.
  • Equivalent to two (2) years of recent full-time registered nurse experience in hospital intraoperative setting.
  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California.
  • Must possess and maintain a current certification in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR).
  • Possession or ability to become eligible for certification as Certified RN First Assistant (CRNFA) and take/pass exam within two years of hire.
  • Must possess and maintain a current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)certification.
  • Must have a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification by first day of employment.
About the Hospital

Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) is a fully-integrated, comprehensive system of hospital, clinic and specialty services. The system provides access to high quality, compassionate healthcare to residents throughout Ventura County.

While VCMC provides access to health care to all residents of our county, special emphasis is placed on providing access to care for the underserved and those facing barriers to access. Referred to as the “safety net” population, these individuals comprise over three-quarters of the care provided by VCMC.

VCMC is noted for its renowned Family Medicine Residency Program and is distinguished as the only Ventura County academic teaching hospital with a residency affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine. VCMC is the designated Level II Trauma Center for the west county and is known for its extraordinary trauma team, which includes skilled and talented surgeons covering neurosurgery, orthopedic and general surgery cases.

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