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Operating Room Registered Nurse First Assist

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Belleville
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Sign-On Bonus Eligible -
  • Benefits Eligible -

    Job ID: 1204993

    Employment Status: Full-Time

    More Information:

    Memorial Hospital Belleville is located in a well-established west Belleville neighborhood at 4500 Memorial Drive, Belleville Illinois. In addition, we have diagnostic centers in O'Fallon, Illinois, and an off-campus physical therapy center in east Belleville. As a member of BJC HealthCare, Memorial Hospital Belleville provides full and part-time employment for more than 2300 people.

    Facts at a Glance:---Accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)---Members, Illinois and American Hospital Associations---Licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health---IDPH designated Regional Hospital Coordination Center for the Edwardsville Public Health and Medical Response Region---Serving the healthcare needs of area residents since 1958---Designated Magnet facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)---Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society for Chest Pain Centers---IDPH designated Stroke-Ready Hospital---Medical staff with more than 400 members representing 42 specialties
    Perioperative Services provides care and support services for the surgical, gastroenterology, treatment, Cardiac Cath Lab, and pain center patients. Perioperative services provides care for the adult and pediatric patients throughout the continuum of their Perioperative stay. Procedures may be performed on both inpatient and outpatient adult surgical and gastroenterology patients.OverviewRole Purpose

    Performs an expanded perioperative role as a first assistant to surgeons during surgical procedures in the operating room. RNFA works alongside the surgeon to provide direct patient care. Works as a professional colleague with the perioperative team and collaborates with the patient-designated support person, and other health care providers when making decisions to plan care.

    Complete the didactic portion of the RNFA class, CNOR, & 120 supervised clinical hours, in addition to passing the CRNFA test within 6 months from the start date of the course work.

    Responsibilities
  • Delivers intraoperative patient care as the first assistant to the surgeon(s) as a collaborative team member. Pre-operatively performs a focused nursing assessment in reference to planned procedure. Analyzes the assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis. Identifies and communicates desired patient outcomes throughout the perioperative continuum.
  • Functions as a member of the surgical team and contribute to the overall efficiency of the peri-operative department. Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, efficiency, the environments, and the cost in planning, delivering, and evaluating patient care.
  • Monitors patients response and modifies plan of care accordingly. Administers Medications according to standard nursing practice. Develops and manages an individual plan of care that directs the intervention(s) of the RNFA. Implements, manages, and coordinates the perioperative plan of care related to RNFA interventions. Evaluates patient progress towards attaining outcomes. Systematically evaluates quality of nursing practice.
  • Participates in professional development and life long learning. Seeks out and participates in learning opportunities. Evaluates their practice in context with current professional practice standards, rules and regulations. Contributes to the professional growth of peers, colleagues and others.
  • Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum to include patient and family education. Incorporates research findings into practice. Practices in an ethical manner using available resources to formulate ethical decisions. Advocates for individuals and groups related to perioperative health safety. Provides leadership in the profession and professional practice setting.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
    Minimum Requirements

    Degree
  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's - NursingExperience
  • 2-5 years
    Supervisor Experience
  • No Experience
    Licenses & Certifications
  • RN
    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

    Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree - NursingLicenses & Certifications
  • Cert Nurse OR (CNOR)
  • CERTIFIED RN FIRST ASSISTBenefits StatementNote: not all benefits apply to all openings

    - Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options



  • Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
  • 401(k) plan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
  • Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health CenterLegal StatementThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, Belleville , Operating Room Registered Nurse First Assist, Healthcare , Belleville, Illinois

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