RNFA

Location: St. Louis, Missouri US

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Requisition Number: BJ1182018-10062302

Position Title:

External Description:

The Perioperative Services staff provide excellent Surgical Care by partnering with an extraordinary team of physicians and health care professionals. Our highly educated and dedicated staff continually strive to improve the health of the people and communities they serve.

Role Purpose

Performs an expanded perioperative role as a first assistant to surgeons during surgical procedures in the operating room. RNFA works alongside the surgeon to provide direct patient care. Works as a professional colleague with the perioperative team and collaborates with the patient-designated support person, and other health care providers when making decisions to plan care.

Responsibilities 

  • Delivers intraoperative patient care as the first assistant to the surgeon(s) as a collaborative team member. Pre-operatively performs a focused nursing assessment in reference to planned procedure. Analyzes the assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis. Identifies and communicates desired patient outcomes throughout the perioperative continuum.
  • Functions as a member of the surgical team and contribute to the overall efficiency of the peri-operative department. Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, efficiency, the environments, and the cost in planning, delivering, and evaluating patient care.
  • Monitors patients response and modifies plan of care accordingly. Administers Medications according to standard nursing practice.  Develops and manages an individual plan of care that directs the intervention(s) of the RNFA. Implements, manages, and coordinates the perioperative plan of care related to RNFA interventions. Evaluates patient progress towards attaining outcomes. Systematically evaluates quality of nursing practice.
  • Participates in professional development and life long learning. Seeks out and participates in learning opportunities. Evaluates their practice in context with current professional practice standards, rules and regulations. Contributes to the professional growth of peers, colleagues and others.
  • Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum to include patient and family education. Incorporates research findings into practice. Practices in an ethical manner using available resources to formulate ethical decisions. Advocates for individuals and groups related to perioperative health safety. Provides leadership in the profession and professional practice setting.

Minimum Requirements

Degree

  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's

- Nursing

Experience

  • <2 years

Licenses & Certifications

  • RN

Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

- Nursing

Experience

  • 2-5 years

Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert Nurse OR (CNOR)
  • CERTIFIED RN FIRST ASSIST

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
-  401(k) plan
-  Tuition Assistance
-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

City: St. Louis

State: Missouri

Community / Marketing Title: RNFA

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Location_formattedLocationLong: St. Louis, Missouri US

Job Number: 19559