Registered Nurse First Assistant - Greenville, NC

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916897

Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a fully accredited, 900+ bed regional referral facility encompassing a Level-1 Trauma Center and extensive inpatient and outpatient services including intensive and intermediate care, pediatrics, bariatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, pain management and psychiatry.

Responsibilities

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
  • Serves as a role model: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service appropriate to the age of the patient. To provide preoperative patient management in collaboration with other health care providers, including, but not limited to: preoperative evaluations, communicate/collaborate regarding the patient plan of care.
  • Writing preoperative orders according to established protocols; intraoperative surgical first assisting, including, but not limited to using instruments/medical devices, providing exposure, handing and/or cutting tissues, providing hemostasis, and suturing. Postoperative patient management in collaboration with other health care providers in the immediate postoperative period including, but limited to writing postoperative orders/operative notes according established protocols,participating in postoperative rounds, and assisting with discharge planning.
  • To provide a qualified CRNFA to the operating surgeon during the operative procedure and comprehensive nursing management of care during the Perioperative phase. Plan, supervise, and assist with the transfer of the patient to protect the patient and personnel from injury.

Minimum Requirements

  • BSN required, MSN preferred (MSN must be completed within 3 years of entry into the position).
  • 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.
  • Endoscopic vein harvesting experience.
 

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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