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RN First Assist

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


UNIT DESCRIPTION: Fast paced changing OR environment.

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The certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) in accordance with the American College of Surgeon (ACS) provides direct aid to the primary surgeon in all aspects of surgery peri-operatively. This includes exposure, hemostasis, closure (multi-modality), and all other

technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation leading to optimal results. Also, they aid in the implantation, removal,

manipulation, and securing of devices, prosthetics, tissues, and drains. In addition to, they may even harvest vein, arterial, and tissue

grafts. The RNFA performs all of these functions under the direct supervision of the Surgeon. Lastly, the RNFA may also serve in the

capacity of a Clinical Nurse.


Beaumont offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.

* Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
* Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
* Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Relocation assistance
* Savings & retirement plans, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insurance
* NEW On-demand pay-program - powered by Payactiv


* The RNFA applies the nursing process utilizing critical thinking skills in all areas of the First Assistant role.
* Analyzes, interprets and prioritizes data in order to provide individualized care based upon complex clinical judgment in all areas of the First Assistant role.
* The RNFA establishes and maintains a safe peri operative environment.
* Patient advocate assists in prep and sanitation of O.R. suites in order to ensure safe patient environment and facilitate timely turnover.
* Assist in processing of instruments as needed.
* The RNFA provides technical assistance under the direction of the surgeon throughout the peri-operative phase including visualization of the operative site, exposure, hemostasis, closure, & all other advanced technical aspects of the operative procedure (See above job description).
* The RNFA establishes and maintains a professional relationship with all members of the peri operative team (Any function as an RN circulator)
* The RNFA maintains and directly manipulates all equipment pertinent to all surgical procedures.
* Coordinates all equipment and supplies for each case based on a protocol and/or Dr. preference list.
* Corporate online, department equipment, and online mandatory competencies met yearly.
* Maintains professional conduct.
* Consistently updates self on all department and corporate communication via email, meetings, and corporate literature.
* Training, teaching, and precepting additional members of the surgical team.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

* Education / Training:
* Bachelor of Science-Nursing.
* Completion of approved/accredited RNFA program.
* Work Experience: Experience preferred, not required.
* Certification, Licensure, Registration:
* Current Michigan RN licensure required
* Certification in Preoperative Nursing (CNOR).
* Certification as a FA (CRNFA).
* American Heart Association BLS and ACLS Certification.
* Other Qualifications:
* Must possess the following: excellent communication skills, excellent organization skills, basic computer skills, and able to delegate effectively.


* Physical Effort:
* Strength

Position requires ability to frequently push/pull up to 30 lb. objects with assist of others, occasional requires ability to lift objects more than 50 lbs. with others, constantly lift objects up to 20 lbs. And frequently lift to 40 lbs.

* Manual Dexterity

Position requires incumbent to constantly perform simple motor skills such as standing, walking and simple manipulative skills such as writing. Position requires incumbent to frequently perform moderately difficult manipulative skills such as positioning patients.

* Coordination

Position requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking. Frequently perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as assisting patients to eat, collections of specimens for transport to lab and tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking patients temps and pulses.

* Mobility

Position requires incumbent to constantly walk and stand; occasionally sit for prolonged periods, frequently bend such as when caring for a patient in bed.

* Visual Discrimination

Position requires incumbent to constantly see objects far away as in driving and see close objects such as reading thermometers.

* Hearing

Position requires incumbent to constantly be able to hear normal sound with some background noise as in answering phone/intercom. Frequently be able to distinguish sound as in equipment alarms.

* Work Environment:
* Employee may be frequently exposed to electro-magnetic radiations as in VDTs. Occasionally exposed to hazardous material other than blood, body tissues, or fluids, dust, toxins, cytotoxons, chemical hazardous materials, bodily injuries, loud and/or unpleasant noises, high humidity, electrical hazards, or poisonous substances. Infrequently exposed to blood, body tissue, or fluids. Seldom exposed to fluctuations in temperature, grease, oil, and radiation.
* Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications.


Beaumont offers you a world of opportunity throughout Southeast Michigan. With eight hospitals and 155 outpatient sites you'll have a wide variety of practice settings to choose from. Beaumont has more nationally ranked hospitals in Michigan than any other health system.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

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