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Emerson Hospital RN First Assistant in Concord, Massachusetts

Job Summary

Reporting to the Clinical Nurse Manager, Operating Room with a line responsibility to the OR Charge Nurse, the RN First Assistant (RNFA) is a nursing professional qualified by experience and advanced training to provide care in the perioperative areas by functioning as the first assistant to the surgeon in the absence of a qualified physician assist. The RNFA functions under the direct supervision of and are interdependent with the surgeon during the intraoperative phase of practice in a stable surgical environment. Responsible for the assessment of the health status of the patient to develop an individualized plan of care.

Minimum Qualifications

· Education

o Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.

o Completion of a recognized RNFA program required.

· Experience

o Must have prior experience as a nurse in a surgical environment.

o Previous experience as RNFA strongly preferred.

o Recommendations from two surgeons required.

· Licensure and/or Certification

o Current license as a registered nurse in Massachusetts required.

o CNOR certification required.

o BLS healthcare provider required.

o Qualifications as cited in AORN’s official statement of RNFA practice required.

· Skills

o Strong organization and technical skill.

o Exceptional assessment skills.

o Excellent customer service skills.

o Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English.

o Computer skills required.

o Ability to maintain confidential information.

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