Pediatric RNFA - RN First Assist Cardiovascular Surgery Job Req 92122

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We are currently seeking an experienced surgical Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) to join the Cardiac Surgery team at this leading academic children's hospital in Florida. If you have a strong surgical services background and are a committed team player who thrives in a fast-paced operating room environment, this job is for you! The RN First Assistant in this role assesses, plans, and provides care for the pediatric operating room patient. The RNFA assists pediatric cardiac surgeons as they perform surgeries from the routine to the complex on kids of all ages in this state-of-the-art surgical suite. The RNFA splits their time, floating between the OR and other cardiac nursing roles in this full time position.


Responsibilities of the RN First Assist Job:
Assess and document initial and ongoing patient needs and problems
Develop appropriate nursing care plan based on patient needs and planned surgical intervention
Assess and evaluate patient response to procedures and adjust patient care plan as indicated
First Assist with cardiac surgical procedures as required
Oversee patient flow and provide clinical direction as indicated to other OR team members
Monitor supply and equipment usage to eliminate waste and control costs
Provide a clean, quiet, and secure operating room
Utilize sterile technique and demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of instrumentation and operating room equipment
Provide patient and family education regarding diagnostic procedures, medical conditions and treatment plans
Participate in quality assessment and improvement initiatives, identifying opportunities for improvement of services


Qualifications for the RN First Assist Job:
Current Registered Nurse license in the State of Florida
Current RNFA certification in the State of Florida

Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the RN First Assist Job:
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

Hospital/Clinic Description

This leading academic children's hospital is a member of a premier pediatric health care system that is ranked nationally among Best Children's Hospitals for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet designation for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. This new state-of-the-art 100 bed hospital is part of a 60 acre pediatric health campus that includes the Cardiac Center, a new children's clinic, an ambulatory diagnostic center, the area's only pediatric emergency department and extensive research and education facilities. They pride themselves on treating every child as if they were their own.
For more information, please contact Sharla Jepkes, Candidate Manager, Melnic Healthcare Providers Community, at or (800) 886-7906. Thank you.


Experience Requirements for the RN First Assist Job:
Cardiac RNFA Operating Room experience is required, pediatric experience is preferred


Cardiac; inpatient; pediatric; Registered Nurse First Assist; Surgery

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