Great New Rates & - $20,000** sign on Bonus!! Nemours is seeking a Registered Nurse- Cardiac First Assist to join our team in Wilmington, DE.
**must have a minimum of 2 years experience in pediatric CVOR with scrub and circulate to qualify for sign on.
This position is responsible for:
The expanded functions unique to the RN first Assistant during surgical intervention are to assume responsibility in advanced surgical assisting skills such as providing exposure, tissue handling, suturing, providing hemostasis and using surgical instruments.
Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation.
Demonstrates competency to apply the nursing process in all facets of nurse first assistant role.
Demonstrates competency to exercise critical thinking skills in all aspects of the RNFA role.
Demonstrates competency to establish and maintain a safe perioperative area.
Recognizes potential hazards and initiates preventive and/or corrective actions at any time throughout the perioperative continuum
Performs or assists with positioning, prepping and draping of patient
Protects patient from thermal, electrical, chemical and/or mechanical injury
Able to recognize possible adverse reactions the patient may experience during the surgery encounter
Assumes accountability with the surgical team verification of the correct patient, site and procedure.
Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety standards published by regulatory bodies
Demonstrates competency to provide technical first assistance to the surgeon in the operating room and throughout the perioperative period. Demonstrates competency to provide technical first assistance to the surgeon during surgical procedures at the patient's bedside.
Demonstrates clinical expertise with the proposed surgical procedure, approach, and clinical anatomy
Possesses the essential mental discipline and fine motor skills to provide technical assistance to the surgeon
Adheres to principles of aseptic technique to prevent infection and promote optimal wound healing
Accepts appropriate delegated medical functions as defined within the RNFA scope of practice. Must maintain a minimum of 100 hours per year to maintain competent in his or her role.
Provides hemostasis by clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points, ligating vessels and by all other means as directed and supervised by surgeon.
Inserts and positions instrumentation.
Applies surgical dressings
Demonstrates competency to work as a professional colleague with the physician and to enhance the effectiveness of patient care.
Partners with the surgeon to collaboratively direct the patient's perioperative course
Serves as educator, mentor, consultant and resource to patients and colleagues
Promotes professionalism and models professional behaviors to other health care providers and to the public.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.