All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:
Benefits from Day One
Paid Days Off from Day One
Student Loan Repayment Program
Whole Person Wellbeing Resources
Mental Health Resources and Support
Our promise to you:
Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
Location: AdventHealth Hendersonville 100 Hospital Dr Hendersonville NC 28792
The role you’ll contribute: This specifically 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 Adventist Health 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 in surgery collaborates with the surgeon in performing a safe operating 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.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
All essential functions must be performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Accepts responsibility by initiating the incident reporting mechanisms when indicated.
Adheres to AORN recommendations and practices standards.
Adheres to guidelines for RNFA and functions within those guidelines.
Adheres to job description for operating room RN. (See job description)
Assists with pre-and postoperative assessment of the patient.
Assists with the orientation of new employees.
Assume unit responsibility when delegated to do so by the nursing manager or director.
Assures appropriate traffic control in the Operating Room.
Assures patients right for privacy, safety and confidentiality at all times.
Performs surgical counts per policy.
Prepares Operating Room set up.
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.
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
Promotes and contributes positively to intra and interdepartmental relations.
Recognize abnormal diagnostic laboratory data, blood gas values, radiologic data and know the implied significance of each.
Recognizes emergency situations and reacts efficiently and appropriately.
Updates preference cards as needed.
Utilizes appropriate channels of communication when initiating change, reporting information or concerns.
Other duties as assigned.
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required
Graduate of an accredited RN First Assistant Program at a college or University required
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.