UCHealth RN Surgical First Assistant-Operating room in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Provides direct assistance to surgeon(s) during surgical procedures.
Work Schedule: Full-time Days
Positions patient using stabilizing equipment to give best exposure for surgical procedure while maximizing patient comfort and safety.
Provides visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning, and irrigation.
Utilizes appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
Assists with body plane closure, application of wound dressings, and securing of drainage systems.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Graduate of an accredited Registered/ProfessionalNursing program.
Completion of a nationally recognized RNFA (RegisteredNurse First Assistant) program, including NIFA.
State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). BLSrequired.
2 years of perioperative nursing experience.
BLS through the American Heart Association or the AmericanRed Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before startdate. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days ofhire. All life support certification cards must be issued byeither the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR forthe Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescueris only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through anAmerican Heart Association sanctioned course.)
This position's payrange starts at: $39.850000/hour.
An annual bonus may bepaid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individualperformance.
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.
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