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RN First Assistant - OB GYN

Company: PeaceHealth
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Description
PeaceHealth is seeking a RN First Assistant - OB GYN for per diem position.
We are seeking an RNFA to join on a part-time basis covering - 5 days per month. Work with an exceptional team of seven OB/GYNs first assisting with Gyn procedures at the hospital.
The ideal candidate will be experienced, compassionate and inspired by a team-based approach to patient care.
JOB SUMMARY
Assists the surgeon with specific intraoperative procedures that are beyond the scope of practice for registered nurses without RNFA education and training. May provide direct care to patients using the nursing process preoperatively, intraoperatively and postoperatively. Intraoperatively, the RNFA functions interdependently with the surgeon and applies knowledge, skill, and judgment necessary to assist the surgeon in performing a safe operation that yields optimal results for the patient.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Collaborates with other health team members to develop, coordinate and implement a perioperative plan of care unique to individual patient needs.
2. Maintains dignity of the patient while assuming the responsibility of patient advocate.
3. Skillfully applies principles of asepsis and infection control.
4. Has excellent knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique specific to operative procedures to work in collaboration with the surgeon.
5. Recognizes safety hazards and initiates appropriate preventative and/or corrective actions to ensure a safe environment for the patient and surgical team throughout the perioperative experience.
6. Preparation and administration of medications perioperatively, as directed by the surgeon and anesthesiologist.
7. Provides exposure through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning and sponging techniques.
8. Evaluates the outcomes of nursing care and ensures continuity of care by communicating pertinent patient information to staff.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:


  • Graduate of a recognized RNFA program.
    EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

    • Participates in continuing education programs to maintain and enhance clinical competencies related to both perioperative nursing and RNFA practice.
      LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

      • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

      • ACLS is required within 6 months of hire.

      • Licensed as a Washington State Assistant Registered Nurse

      • CNOR or AORN are strongly preferred.
        OTHER SKILLS:

        • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enhance team functioning in the operating room.

        • Maintains professional manner at all times, demonstrating flexibility, sound judgment and adaptability in decision-making, problem solving and team building to function as an effective team member.

        • Has demonstrated leadership skills that enhance team functioning in an emergency situation.
          ST JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

          • Work requires active physical exertion up to 66% of the time

          • Ability to lift, push, pull objects weighing 75 lbs or less.

          • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids or sharp items.

          • Job duties require intense concentration and attention to detail up to 34-65% of work time.
            See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.
            For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.
            FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
            Kim Dianich, Sr. Provider Recruiter - W# 360-729-1409 / kdianich@peacehealth.org
            Bellingham is acclaimed for its small-city flavor, and has all the cultural amenities associated with being home to a major university, boasts pristine lakes, forests, salt water beaches, miles of inner-urban trails, and snow-covered peaks. We're 90 minutes north of Seattle and 20 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada. We are also rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines.
            PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890 with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, now a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.

            PeaceHealth offers outstanding Benefits!
            See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

            EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

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