RN First Assistant - Surgery


SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital --- St. Louis


Posted Under: St. Louis, Missouri jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs
Posted On: 2019-07-13 00:00:00

Role Purpose: --Creates an environment that leads to a positive patient care experience by evaluating, planning and implementing effective patient care plans within the guidelines of the standards of nursing care and operational guidelines.--Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates and contributes to exceptional safe, quality patient care through performance of first assist skills and responsibilities ( i.e. keeping operative field clear of blood and debris, providing exposure in the operative field, applying traction, tying, cauterizing, and closing surgical wounds), patient safety, evaluating the patient---s response to surgical interventions, monitoring smooth transition through the perioperative phases as measured by quality audits, observations and core measures.--
  • Contributes to safe, quality care through accurate and timely processing physician---s orders, consulting with surgeon, establishing priorities, performing treatments, administering medication, interpreting/analyzing clinical data, and administering emergency procedures as measured by quality audits, core measures, preventable sentinel/serious events. ------
  • Contributes to exceptional quality and safe patient care by demonstrating competency in surgical first assist nursing skills, procedures/treatments, critical decision making and maintaining a high level of expertise in surgical nursing as measured by quality audits, core measures and preventable sentinel /serious events. ---- --
  • Contributes to exceptional health care services by establishing a compassionate environment by serving as the patient advocate, timely responses to patients' needs, open communication and providing emotional, psychological support to friends and families as measured by patient satisfaction. ------
  • Fosters physician and employee commitment through effective collaboration, communication and timely and accurate documentation as measured by physician and employee satisfaction and documentation audits. ------
  • Contributes to achievement of exceptional health care by functioning as a member of the team as measured by active participation in department initiatives, unit meetings, committees and special projects.Minimum Qualifications:
    • State of MO RN License
    • 2 Years of experience; Basic RNFA training course or comparable experience
    • CNOR preferred, CNOR required within first six months of position.--Physical Requirements:--Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:
      • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.--
      • Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily--
      • Standing or walking more than 6 hours a day
      • Running to respond to patient emergencies--
      • Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 6 hours a day--
      • Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.--
      • Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).--
      • Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation--