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RN First Assistant II (RNFA) - General Sugergy (On Call - Day)

Location: Antioch, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 739567 Date posted: 10/17/2018
Description:

Under the direction and supervision of a physician, and using Standardized


Procedures, the RNFA provides high quality, cost effective patient care by performing surgical preparation procedures,perioperative and post-operative procedures, and assists in performing surgical and other procedures.



Essential Functions:




  • Assists in performing surgical procedures and other procedures consistent with the standards of care and practice guidelines: Will work as the first assist during surgical procedures, start IV's, and/or perform suturing. Performs postoperative procedures to include transcription of standard post-operative orders into patient medical records; assistsphysicians with evaluation and management of patient's status during recovery; reviews vital signs, laboratory and x-raystudies; assists with technical management of patients.



  • Performs patient discharge in conjunction with social worker, pharmacist, andphysical therapist; dictates discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner.- May perform admission evaluation on new patients to include: obtaining basicmedical information and history, reviewing patient's medical record, performing


    physical exam, transcribing history and medical findings into patient medical record, and reporting deviations from normalfindings to attending physician.



  • Provides patient and family with pre-operative and other pertinent education.- Answers questions regarding surgery, recovery and risk factor modification,


    procedures; provides blood transfusion information; performs surgical peri-operative procedures; locates and utilizes xrays, instruments and pertinent patient information.



  • Reviews patient chart noting allergies, pertinent medical history, and abnormalphysical findings.



  • Ability to help develop appropriate protocols and keep protocols up to date.



  • Demonstrated ability and skill in recommending medications, treatment and follow-up care for specific conditions, according to approved protocols and under the supervision of a physician.



  • Demonstrated ability and skill to assess, teach and counsel patients.



  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a working relationship with patients, physicians and other team members.- Exhibits a professional manner with a high degree of courtesy, tact and poise when interacting with employees, patientsand visitors.


Basic Qualifications:




  • An RNFA practices perioperative nursing and must have acquired the necessary  specific knowledge, skills and judgment.  



  • The RN first assist practices under the supervision of the surgeon during the  intraoperative phase of the perioperative experience.  



  • In order to perform those functions considered to be first assistant to the surgeon,  the RN must adhere to standardized procedures. 



  • One year RNFA experience strongly preferred.  Must meet RN First Assist  requirements. 



  • Current California RN license required.  



  • Current RNFA Certificate required, BLS required.  



  • ACLS (AHA Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer) certification preferred. 

Primary Location: California,Antioch,Antioch Medical Center 4501 Sand Creek Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: On-Call Working Hours Start: On-Call Working Hours End: On-Call Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: California Nurses Association Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Surgical Assistant Travel: No

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