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RN, Registered Nurse/ First Assist (RNFA) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - First Assist

Company: Oklahoma Heart Hospital South
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

RN, Registered Nurse/ First Assist (RNFA) - Oklahoma City, OklahomaOverviewONE TEAM. ALL HEART. At Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH), patient care is at the heart of everything we do. Our nurses are involved in every aspect of their patients' care and provide hope, compassion and healing to patients and their families. In collaboration with our physicians and other caregivers, our nursing team is helping to shape the way OHH serves the state and leads the nation. Be part of the future of cardiac care.--Top Tier Benefit Packages:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401 (k) plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Extended Medical Benefit (EMB) ResponsibilitiesResponsible for direct patient care in the assigned department and as needed in other areas of the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. Demonstrates knowledge and adherence to federal and state regulations. Actively participates in the routine checks of all equipment used in the Surgery Department. Collaborates with the Director, Manager, and all other team members in idea sharing, utilization of resources, as well as assists in the cross training of the staff when assigned. Assists the Director as needed for projects aimed at achieving the hospital mission and incorporating the values of the hospital in day-to-day activities. Participates in and encourages team work to provide patient focused care.--The scope of practice of the registered nurse performing as first assistant is a part of perioperative nursing practice. Perioperative nursing is a specialized area of practice. The activities included in first assisting are further refinements of perioperative nursing practice which are executed within the context of the nursing process. First assisting nursing behaviors are based on an extensive body of scientific knowledge. Certain of these behaviors include delegated medical functions that are unique to the perioperative RN qualified to practice as an RNFA. RN first assistant behavior vary depending on patient populations, practice environments, services provided, accessibility of human and fiscal Managers, institutional policy, and state nurse practice acts. These intraoperative nursing behaviors may include:
    • Handling and or cutting tissue
    • Providing exposure
    • Using instruments/medical devices
    • Suturing
    • Providing hemostasis
    • Saphenous Vein Harvesting QualificationsEducation: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.-- Completion of a RNFA program that meets the "AORN Recommended Education Standards for RN First Assisting Programs" and is accepted by the Certification Board of Perioperative Nursing--Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse with current state licensure, Certification in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR), Certification as Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA) or in the process of becoming certified within six months of employment, current BLS required.--Experience: Minimum of two (2) years recent perioperative nursing experience. Competency in scrubbing, circulating, or first assisting roles of the intraoperative nursing dimension.--As part of our nursing team, you are empowered to work collaboratively with our physicians and other caregivers, and play an integral role in setting the standard for excellence in patient care. With low, fixed nurse-to-patient ratios, our nursing team has time to get to know their patients and their families while providing the highest quality, safe, patient-focused care. Patient rooms are fully stocked with all necessary supplies and arranged in a circular, pod layout around each nursing station to streamline patient care and save our nursing team time.---- about diversity at Oklahoma Heart Hospital.

Keywords: Oklahoma Heart Hospital South, Oklahoma City , RN, Registered Nurse/ First Assist (RNFA) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - First Assist, Healthcare , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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