Job - RN First Assistant

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Loma Linda, California

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RN First Assistant

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Loma Linda - CA Careers Responsibilities

Full-Time PM Bachelors Degree Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification CA RN license CPR/BLS
Job Summary: This position will
support LLUMC’s strategic plan and the organization’s mission to continue the
teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, while embracing the core values
of Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness. RN First
Assistant (RNFA) is Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) and performs first
assistant duties as designated by standardized procedures for adult and
pediatric patients undergoing surgical procedures in the operating rooms across
all sites licensed under Loma Linda University Health (LLUH), e.g., University
Hospital, East Campus Hospital, Surgical Hospital, Out-Patient Surgery Center,
Children’s Hospital. This includes, but is not limited to, using
instruments/medical devices including robotic technology, provide exposure
handling and/or cutting tissue, provide hemostasis, electro-cautery, suturing,
and positioning of the surgical patient. Functions under the supervision of a
member of the medical staff that has been granted the privilege of supervising
allied health professionals through standardized procedures. Must be able to
work in a high-stress environment, process information quickly, and stay calm
when under pressure.  Performs other
duties as needed. 

Job Specifications:
Demonstrates expert
competencies in perioperative nursing. Ability to apply theoretical concepts to
clinical practice and continually expands knowledge base and clinical skills in
operating room nursing. Basic knowledge of healthcare regulations and
accreditation required. Exhibits exemplary professional behavior at all times.
Able to: speak, read and write legibly in English (and Spanish preferred) with
professional quality; use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to
the position, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, electronic medical
record, electronic event reporting program; troubleshoot and calibrate patient
care equipment; perform technical patient care activities; relate and
communicate positively, effectively and professionally with others; be
assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly
and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach and
collaborate; accept direction; think critically; work independently with
minimal supervision; perform basic math and statistical functions; manage
multiple assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload; work well
under pressure; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close
attention to detail; distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient
care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the
telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work
place; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records and written
documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing required. Three years’
operating room experience required. One year experience as Registered Nurse
First Assistant preferred. Prior to assisting with robotic surgery, completion
of the da Vinci ® system didactic and practical skills training session
covering the robotic system components and its proper use is required.
Active California Registered Nurse license required. Certified
Nurse Operating Room required. Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA)
certification required from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI)
preferred.  Basic Life Support and
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification through the American Heart
Association required.

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