RN First Assist C4: (Ft.Thomas)

St. Elizabeth Healthcare
 Fort Thomas, KY

Job Description

Performs/assists with surgical procedures under the direct supervision of the surgeon. The professional nurse provides evidence-based nursing care utilizing the nursing process to meet the surgical needs of the patient in the perioperative setting. The RNFA is responsible for appropriately delegating tasks to other licensed/unlicensed health care team members as deemed appropriate by training and education. The RNFA collaborates with multidisciplinary healthcare team members when providing nursing care.

Demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with all patients, families, visitors and other employees regardless of cultural background.





Education, Credentials, Licenses:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current registration to practice in the state where work is being performed. Meets contact hour requirements for licensure, including all state-required courses. Successful completion of RNFA program and internship that meets AORNs Standards for RN First Assistant Programs criteria. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. CNOR required and maintained as current status.


CRNFA certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)



Specialized Knowledge:

Expert knowledge of anatomy and physiology, surgical procedures and instrumentation. Knowledge of suture, suturing techniques and wound closure. Knowledge of assisting the surgeon with dissection and retraction. Competent in mathematical calculations associated with medication administration. Competent to independently perform safe nursing skills and procedures.


Expert knowledge of suture, suturing techniques and wound closure. Expert knowledge of assisting the surgeon with dissection and retraction


Kind and Length of Experience:

Two years of operating room experience in both the scrub and circulating roles as an RN.


Current clinical experience as a RNFA and/or CRNFA.