Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota
Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years
AdventHealth Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
Spectacular springs throughout the county
Full Time, Day Shift
You Will Be Responsible For:
Utilizes his/her knowledge and skills in giving safe and effective nursing care.
Carries out those activities delegated by the physician which concern medications, treatment, and diagnostic measures.
Knows available supplies and equipment and their use within the OR suite. Uses, time, effort and materials economically.
Cares for specimens properly and handles their disposition according to hospital/lab policy.
Prepares and maintains sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment. Assists with cleaning of rooms, restocking and updating supplies.
Maintains thorough and complete record of each patient’s procedure according to established standard of care and documents in electronic medical record.
Knows the laws and their legal interpretation which influences the practice of nursing.
Makes sound judgments in referring situations beyond his/her ability and/or scope of function to the proper person.
Participates in the in-service education programs by: attending in-service education meetings, participating in the orientation and continuous on the mob training experience of nursing personnel, participating in OR department education programs, and evaluating own performance and striving to improve. Also precepts new students/nurses as needed.
Functions in the peri-operative nursing practice as both a FA, scrub and circulating nurse.
Maintains knowledgeable of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique related to the operative procedures in which the RN assists.
Uses proper procedure in the tissue handling, providing exposure in the operative field, use of instrumentation, suturing, and provision of hemostasis.
Responds to code situation within the department
Participates in hospital/community functions as needed.
Floats to other surgical service units as patient/census needs require. Reviews policies and procedures as they relate to nursing functions in Operating Room and recommends those changes.
Assists in any other tasks as directed by the specialty coordinator/charge nurse or manager.
What You Will Need:
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to consistently demonstrate clear communication skills and strong anticipatory skills
Manual dexterity, lifting, pulling, pushing of equipment, heavy instrument sets and patients required
Assembly of complex mechanical devices, knowledge of a broad spectrum of surgical instrumentation
Enhanced knowledge of a wide breath of surgical procedures, human anatomy and surgical techniques
Multi-tasking, organization and ability to make sound judgment
Proficiency in Open Vein Harvesting when Endoscopic Vein Harvesting is contraindicated due to emergent situation where time does not permit EVH preferred
Proficiency in Radial Artery Harvesting via Endoscopic and/or Open Surgical Technique as well as proficiency in preparing Radial artery to be used as bypass conduit preferred
Proficiency in assisting surgeon during open heart procedures with opening of the chest, assisting surgeon while establishing Cardiopulmonary Bypass, assisting during Bypass surgery, assisting of valvular repair/replacement including minimally invasive approaches, assisting in weaning from Cardiopulmonary Bypass and closure of the chest preferred
Proficiency in assisting Surgeon during emergent situations requiring Cardiopulmonary resuscitation preferred
Proficiency in assisting with hybrid cardiovascular cases preferred
Proficiency in assisting with cardiothoracic cases preferred
Proficiency in assisting with peripheral vascular cases preferred
Documented completion of RNFA program (exception: CRNFA certified prior to 1998).
One to two years of general nursing experience in an acute care setting.
Experience with wound closure techniques
Five years of nursing experience in the required specialty preferred
Current Florida RN license
This specialty trained nurse assists the surgeon in performing surgical procedures. Responsibilities include the planning, administering and/or supervising the nursing activities on the operative patient. Maintains a safe and aseptic environment during surgery. Responsible to adhere to the AdventHealth System Corporate Compliance Plan, and to all the rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
In addition, the RN First Assistant collaborates with the surgeon while performing a safe operation with optimal outcome for the patient. The RNFA practices peri-operative nursing and must have acquired the necessary specific knowledge, skills and judgment. The RNFA practices under the supervision of the surgeon during the intra-operative phase of the peri-operative experience. The RNFA does not concurrently function as a scrub nurse. The RN First Assistant may be scheduled to function in the scrub or circulating role when not assigned to FA duties.
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