RN - Registered Nurse First Assist - Operating Room - Greenville, NC

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Vidant Medical Center



Vidant Health

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.



Position Summary

  • The Registered Nurse First Assistant and/or Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant will support the continuity of care for Perioperative patients.
  • The scope of practice includes preoperative patient care management, intraoperative surgical first assisting and postoperative patient care management with assigned surgical teams.
  • The role will help expedite surgical productivity, support the education of surgical residents, 2nd assist where needed, and first assist the Surgeons when surgical Residents are not available.
  • The RNFA/CRNFA will provide patient care for all ages and/or provide leadership and direction to the perioperative team where needed.
  • The RNFA/CRNFA does not concurrently function as the scrub nurse.
  • The RNFA works within the framework of Vidant Health/ VMC.

Minimum Requirements

  • BSN required.
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, Completion of a RNFA program that includes didactic and supervised clinical practice, approved by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) that meets the criteria set out in the AORN Standards for RN First Assistant Education Programs.
  • Three years to five years of experience in Perioperative Nursing is required.
  • Current RN Licensure by the State of North Carolina or temporary North Carolina Licensure or meet requirements to hold RN licensure in a compact state.
  • Successful completion of the CNOR and RNFA certification exam are required.
  • RNFA/CRNFA must have sound clinical knowledge of technology and treatment applications; must also possess skills to educate/train staff, and complies with AORN education standards for the RNFA/CRNFA;, and a demonstrated knowledge of the surgeries in which the RNFA/CRNFA participates.
  • Must have sound clinical OR skills (scrubbing and circulating) and have excellent interpersonal skills and organizational capability.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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