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Nurse First Assist

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Peters
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Sign-On Bonus Eligible -
  • Days -

  • Job ID: 1216979
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital offers full inpatient services, including 24-hour physician-staffed emergency, pediatric, obstetric and intensive-care coverage. The hospital also has a Siteman Cancer Center location on campus.

 

At Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, every decision is made in the best interest of patients and families. Both inpatient and outpatient surgical units perform a variety of complex procedures including: Orthopedic, Breast Surgery, Brachytherapy, Gynecology and Urogynecology , Laparoscopy, Single Port Laparoscopic Procedure, Ear, Nose and Throat, Urology, Oral Maxillofacial, Ophthalmology, Vascular, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Gastrointestinal, Colorectal Surgery, THD (Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization), Thoracic, & Podiatry


Overview

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.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Minimum Requirements

 

Degree

  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's
  • - Nursing

 

Experience

  • 2-5 years

 

Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

 

Licenses & Certifications

  • RN

 

Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

 

Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing

 

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

*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, Saint Peters , Nurse First Assist, Other , Saint Peters, Missouri

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