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RN First Assist (RNFA) Mercy Health Physicians St. Joseph Warren General Surgery/St. Elizabeth OR

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthFull time/On Call Registered Nurse First Assistant for Mercy Health General Surgery St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth ORBASIC PURPOSE: The Registered Nurse First Assistant is responsible for the delivery of patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment, identifying and determining the priority of patient's/ resident's/client's problems/needs, and evaluating the process and outcome of nursing care. The RNFA collaborates with the surgeon in performing invasive or operative procedures in a safe manner with optimal outcomes for the patient whom protective reflexes or self-care abilities are potentially compromised. The RNFA must, in collaboration with the patient, family and health care team members, possess and apply knowledge of the procedure and patient's intraoperative experience throughout the patient's continuum of care, addressing their physiological, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs in relationship to their age and ability to respond.Work Role Responsibilities:Collects health data on a systematic and continuous basis through clinical interaction, records, assessment and consultation with the health care team members, demonstrating consideration of growth and developmental needs. Formulates nursing diagnosis based on health status data and establishes patient care goals based on nursing diagnosis. Develops a plan of care that prescribes nursing actions to achieve patient goals. Implements nursing actions in transferring the patient according to the prescribed plan. Demonstrates through clinical interaction with patients, knowledge of patient and family educational needs. Demonstrates anatomy and physiology particular to the requirements of the surgical procedure. Creates and maintains a sterile field. Provides equipment and supplies based on the patient's needs and physician's preferences. Performs sponge, sharps and instrument counts. Administers drugs and solutions as prescribed. Physiologically monitors the patients during surgery. Monitors and controls the environment. Performs decontamination functions. Performs nursing and first assisting actions that demonstrate accountability including performance improvement. Evaluates patient outcomes and measures effectiveness of nursing care. Continuously reassesses all components of patient care based on new data. Enhances growth and development through inservice education, educational process and learning opportunities including, but not limited to, the infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient. Can function in the RN Circulator/ Scrub role.Special Knowledge:* Required to operate various patient care equipment specific to the clinical area.* Must attend or have attended basic EKG course or Critical Care course* CNOR* Under direct supervision of the surgeon, responsibilities may include but not limited to, handling a variety of tissue, providing exposure, using surgical instrumentation, suturing, providing hemostasis, and closing tissue and skin.* Prohibitions for the RNFA: transplanting organs, or performing a surgical task/procedure, which is the primary purpose of surgery.Optional:* CRNFA* ACLS Certification (preferred)Physical DemandsOccasional - 1 to 33% of workdayFrequent - 34 to 66% of workdayConstant - 67 - 100% of workdayNot at all - 0% of workdayOccasionalSitting, Unilateral Vertical Reach 36-72"; Bed-cart transfer with 200# person and assist of one with sheet; Lift 0-50#, 6-36" from floor; climbing stairs; operating machines (2hand(s)), operating machines 2foot/feet).FrequentStanding, walking 2.3 mph, 0 incline; unilateral horizontal reach 0-18"; bilateral carry, 30', 27#; push/pull 100', 19ft lbs; hold 200# patient sidelying while doing procedure x 2 minutes; roll 200# patient away/toward self; transfer 105# person chair-chair 5x/hr with gait belt; move 200# person up in bed with assist of one and sheet; lift 0-30#, 6"-36" from floor; lift 0-20# 36"-48" from floor; lift 0-20# 6"-72" from floor.ConstantBilateral fine motor manipulation; functional near, far, color vision aided or unaided; functional hearing aided or unaided; functional verbal communication skills; working overtime as assigned to meet operational/patient care demands.Not at AllClimbing ladders; working from heights; crawling; kneeling; runningCategory I job classification - HMHP employees who have jobs with tasks that routinely involve exposure or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues and/or used sharps.Job Hazard Risks:LiftingInfectious Disease ExposureHazard Materials Exposure (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)Workplace Violence PotentialMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:* Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans* Prescription drug coverage* Flexible spending accounts* Life insurance w/AD&D* An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.* Paid time off* Educational Assistance* And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift: Other Department: Warren General SurgeryAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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