Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA), Cardiac Surgery - Full Time 8 hour

Requisition ID
2016-3558
Category
Licensed Nursing Positions
Facility
Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC)
US-CA-Fresno
Posted Date
6/7/2017

Overview

CRMC is the flagship hospital of Community Medical Centers – a private, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Fresno, California, and the largest healthcare provider and private employer in central California. We measure up with top hospitals nationally and are the 3rd largest in California. With 685 beds, we are home to the only Level 1 Trauma and comprehensive burn centersbetween Los Angeles and Sacramento. The 56,000 square-foot emergency department is one of the largest and busiest in the state. We have an 84 bed Level 3 NICU and a brand new pediatric specialty care unit. Future plans include building a women and children’s facility on campus and expanding with 65 additional beds. Our hospital serves 2.5 million people within 9 counties, averaging a daily census of 641 patients. We’re affiliated with UCSF as a teaching facility and have trained 3,000 Medical Doctor’s to date plus remain investing in research and training grants.

 

We provide excellent health benefits (medical, dental & vision) along with a 403(b) packages to plan for your future. Additionally, you will accrue paid time off (PTO) from your first day of employment, totaling 5 weeks as a full-time employee. Other Benefits include; Long-term Disability Insurance, Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage, Educational Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union Membership, Retirement Planning classes, and an onsite Fitness Center, 24 hour Subway and concierge service.

Responsibilities

In this role you will, under direction of the surgeon, renders direct patient care as part of the perioperative team by assisting the surgeon in the surgical treatment of the patient that may include: maintaining hemostasis, providing wound exposure, mobilization of tissue, manipulation of tissues with instrumentation, suturing and wound closure, and other surgical tasks. Review pertinent patient data prior to surgical procedure, including History & Physical, Lab, and Radiology studies.  Assist the operative team in patient positioning and preparation of the operative site.

 

The RN First Assistant (RNFA) may not concurrently function as the Scrub Nurse while functioning as an RNFA.

 

Qualifications

Minimum requirements include:

 

Bachelor degree in Nursing and one year relevant experience in area of specialty. Successful completion of an RNFA program that meets the Association of Perioperative RN (AORN) standards. Credentialed by the CMC Medical Staff Office as an Allied Health Professional and privileged to perform RN First Assistant standardized procedures.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS MINIMUM REQUIRED: Current California Registered Nurse License. Current BLS certification. Current ACLS certification or obtained within 6 months of entry into job.

 

PREFERRED: Current Certified RN First Assistant (CRNFA) certification and/or Certification in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR) from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI).

 

Our ability to provide the highest level of care begins with our incredible staff. This is why we provide unparalleled resources, benefits and a variety of incentives – including referral bonuses and special compensation packages for our nursing positions. We also offer generous relocation packages for out-of-state nurses.

 

 

 

 

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