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Registered Nurse - First Assistant

  • 259721
  • Registered Nurse
  • December 11, 2018
  • 1200 El Camino Real
  • South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • 8 D
  • 13 Weeks
  • December 26, 2018
  • NurseChoice
  • Temporary
  • $2,142 - $2,360*
  • *Actual revenue will vary depending on location, clinical setting, pay or mix and other factors.

Job Description & Requirements

Registered Nurse - First Assistant

Under the direction and supervision of a physician, and using Standardized Procedures, the RNFA provides high quality, cost effective patient care by performing surgical preparation procedures, perioperative and post-operative procedures, and assists in performing surgical and other procedures. • Assists in performing surgical procedures and other procedures consistent with the standards of care and practice guidelines: Will work as the first assist during surgical procedures, start IV's, and/or perform suturing. Performs post-operative procedures to include transcription of standard post-operative orders into patient medical records; assists physicians with evaluation and management of patient's status during recovery; reviews vital signs, laboratory and x-ray studies; assists with technical management of patients. • Performs patient discharge in conjunction with social worker, pharmacist, and physical therapist; dictates discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner. • May perform admission evaluation on new patients to include: obtaining basic medical information and history, reviewing patient's medical record, performing physical exam, transcribing history and medical findings into patient medical record, and reporting deviations from normal findings to attending physician. • Provides patient and family with pre-operative and other pertinent education. • Answers questions regarding surgery, recovery and risk factor modification, procedures; provides blood transfusion information; performs surgical peri-operative procedures; locates and utilizes x-rays, instruments and pertinent patient information. • Reviews patient chart noting allergies, pertinent medical history, and abnormal physical findings. • Ability to help develop appropriate protocols and keep protocols up to date. • Demonstrated ability and skill in recommending medications, treatment and follow-up care for specific conditions, according to approved protocols and under the supervision of a physician. • Demonstrated ability and skill to assess, teach and counsel patients. • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a working relationship with patients, physicians and other team members. • Exhibits a professional manner with a high degree of courtesy, tact and poise when interacting with employees, patients and visitors.

Required Qualifications

An RNFA practices perioperative nursing and must have acquired the necessary specific knowledge, skills and judgment. **MUST HAVE CNOR or CNFA certification • The RN first assist practices under the supervision of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase of the perioperative experience. • In order to perform those functions considered to be first assistant to the surgeon, the RN must adhere to standardized procedures. • One year RNFA experience strongly preferred. Must meet RN First Assist requirements. • Current California RN license required. • Current RNFA Certificate required, BLS required. • ACLS (AHA Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer) certification preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Health Connect

Facility Location

This part of San Francisco, also called “South City”, is known for its dry cool summers, as the hills to the west shield the city from the fog, and mild winters. For over 50 years, a Wax Museum on Fisherman's Wharf opened in 1962 has been the home of 250 life-like internationally known wax figures which continue to amaze visitors from around the globe.

Job Benefits

NurseChoice isn't your ordinary travel nurse recruitment agency. An AMN Healthcare company, NurseChoice is the national leader in connecting registered nurses with quick-start, short-term travel assignments (typically four to eight weeks in duration), including EMR and critical staffing assignments, while also offering some of the travel nursing industry's best benefits and highest pay rates. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

About the Company

NurseChoice isn't your ordinary travel nurse recruitment agency. An AMN Healthcare company, NurseChoice is the national leader in connecting registered nurses with quick-start, short-term travel assignments (typically four to eight weeks in duration), including EMR and critical staffing assignments, while also offering some of the travel nursing industry's best benefits and highest pay rates. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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