UCHealth RN Surgical First Assistant-Operating Room in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Provides direct assistance to surgeon(s) during surgical procedures.
Work Schedule: Full Time Rotating
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).
2 years of perioperative nursing experience.
BLS through the American Heart Association or theAmerican Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-handbefore start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixtydays of hire. All life support certification cards must beissued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red CrossCPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the ProfessionalRescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through anAmerican Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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