Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a perioperative nurse who may function as an assistant to the surgeon in the operating room during surgical procedures. The RNFA performs first assistant behaviors according to standardized hospital policies. In addition to first assisting, responsibilities may include circulating, scrubbing and other duties as assigned.
Department Specific Duties:
Maintains clinical competence by assisting on surgical procedures
Participates in the call rotation
Participate in preoperative assessment and planning for selected surgical patients
Recognize safety hazards and initiate appropriate preventative and corrective actions
Provide exposure through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning, and sponging
Handle and dissect tissues in collaboration with the surgeon
Clamp blood vessels, coagulate bleeding points, ligate vessels, and perform other procedures in collaboration with the surgeon
Suture muscle, fascia, subcutaneous, and skin tissue in collaboration with the surgeon
Place drains as surgically indicated
Graduate of an approved school of Nursing, and posses a current California RN license
Certified as a perioperative nurse (CNOR) required
Completion of an approved/accredited RNFA course, including the completion of the required internship hours
Proficient in perioperative nursing practice as both scrub and circulating nurse with diversified operating room experience.
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification (maintain current at all times)
Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with people on all levels and able to maintain positive working relationships with patients, families, and co-workers inter- and intra-departmentally.
Possess active listening skills.
Demonstrates knowledge of current nursing theory and practice.
Compassionate, non-judgmental patient caregiver and advocate.
Must be able to tolerate physically and mentally demanding work.
Possesses audible, visual, and manual acuity necessary for maintaining patient safety.
Completion of mandatory programs to meet TJC standards is a job requirement.
Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
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