Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA)
Job ID: 44690832
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: General Surgery
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

UPMC Hamot is hiring a Registered Nurse First Assist for the Operating Room at UPMC Hamot.  The Registered Nurse First Assist independently functions as an assistant to the surgeon 24/7.  They direct and deliver advanced level nursing care, and initiate and implement nursing education and change on the unit.

This position is generally day shift with some off-shift hours, and with holiday and call requirements.

If you are an experienced nurse with an RNFA background, or looking for the next step in your career, apply online today!

Responsibilities:
  • SERVICE EXCELLENCE Presents a positive image to the entire healthcare team. Handles information in a confidential manner. Takes time to listen to others/displays empathy. Identifies and meets the full range of customer needs. Actions demonstrate Hamot's vision To Serve-. Takes an active role in insuring a positive patient experience. Values the patient perception regarding their care. Displays awareness of cultural diversity. Demonstrates Hamot's commitment to Service Excellence by understanding the needs of the patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.
  • EDUCATION Takes initiative to identify own learning needs and sets goals for education to improve personal practice. Identifies and meets staff and unit educational needs and follows up with appropriate resources. Actively elevates unit standard of practice by sharing knowledge. Maintains competence through continuing education and keeps abreast of new equipment, procedures and policies. Acts as a resource to staff with equipment troubleshooting.
  • COMMUNICATION Performs in an approachable, knowledgeable, calm and professional manner. Consistently respectful of all team members and is team oriented. Interacts with all care team members effectively. Delegates utilizing diplomacy and tact. Interacts well with other departments, vendors and surgeon office staff. Identifies and communicates pertinent information. Insures an effective handoff-. Communicates unit status to one up leadership in an accurate and thorough manner. Enhances the image of Hamot and promotes the profession of Nursing.
  • PRACTICE Provides assistance intra operatively in exposure, hemostasis, handling tissue and suturing. Practices independently to provide comprehensive and individualized care through the perioperative continuum using in-depth knowledge with advanced clinical experience as the foundation for perioperative care. Knowledge includes surgical anatomy, physiology and operative techniques. Demonstrates manual dexterity and the appropriate use of surgical instruments. Anticipates steps in the surgical procedure. Acts as patient advocate facilitating the best possible patient outcome. Practices continuous surveillance related to safety, Aseptic technique and changes in patient's condition and initiates appropriate action. Demonstrates flexibility to meet unit needs, such as performing circulating or scrub roles. Possesses the ability to obtain and interpret information considering population specific needs. Assures that overall quality of care meets nursing and professional standards
  • Identifies and meets staff and unit educational needs and follows up with appropriate resources. Actively elevates unit standard of practice by sharing knowledge. Maintains competence through continuing education and keeps abreast of new equipment, procedures and policies. Acts as a resource to staff with equipment troubleshooting

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 
  • Four years appropriate clinical experience. 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability Excellent communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills 
  • Working knowledge of PC operations 
  • This position typically reports to the Nursing Director

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Must be currently licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
Complete RNFA program 
Basic CPR CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $24.53 to $40.42 / hour

    Union Position: No

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