Registered nurses practicing as first assistants in surgery are functioning in an expanded perioperative nursing role. First assisting behaviors include certain delegated medical functions that can be assumed by the RN who is qualified to practice as an RNFA.
Registered nurse first assistant behaviors in the perioperative arena include, but are not limited to:
Preoperative patient management in collaboration with other health care providers.
Intraoperative performance of surgical first assistant techniques.
Postoperative patient management in collaboration with other health care providers in the immediate postoperative period and beyond.
Functions intraoperatively as a first assistant at surgery only and not concurrently as a scrub person or circulator.
Required: Diploma or ADN required. Successful completion of an RNFA program that meets the AORN standards for RN first assistant education programs. Preferred: BSN.
Required: 1 year assisting experience Preferred: 3 years circulating experience
Required: RN, AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS and CNOR Preferred: CRNFA
Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: Sunnyvale, Texas
Facility: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005003512
About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.