Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) works under the supervision and direction of the operating room surgeon and in collaboration with the health care team members, to assist the surgeon in performing a safe operative procedure. National certification is to be maintained according to the national organizations criteria. A copy of the national certification documentation will be maintained in the employee's file and is an element of the credentialing process. The RNFA possesses a working knowledge of operating room procedures with respect to attire, infection control, regulatory compliance and supports quality assurance activities within the operating room. The RNFA will have the ability to address both the preoperative and post-operative needs of the patient. The RNFA perform other surgical team duties, such as, scrub/circulate/turnover, and other duties as assigned by the OR leadership team when not functioning in the role of the first assistant. As a member of the HFHS staff, daily assignments will be made based on departmental need and are not service specific. The RNFA must have the ability to anticipate the needs of the surgeon, other team members and the patient, with respect to the requirements of a particular surgical procedure. RNFA possess procedure knowledge related to normal /abnormal anatomy; ability to anticipate and provide for potential complications; confirms that instrumentation is appropriate for patient age and size. Reports directly to the OR Director / Manager and/or assigned specialty team leadership. The daily contact with medical, residents, administrative, nursing support staff and vendors will be collegial, professional and in accordance with HFHS customer service and service excellence standards. RNFA will maintain a commitment to professional growth and development and will maintain certification.
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Associates degree in Nursing.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Certification as a CRNFA is required from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) and is required for employment within one year of hiring within the Henry Ford Health System Operating Rooms.
The RNFA is a perioperative RN with (3) years of experience as a registered nurse who has successfully completed an RNFA program from an Accredited School of Nursing, or, has received CSFA training and credentialing from a CAAHEP program and is concurrently serving as a CSFA/RN within the Operating Room.
BCLS certification required and must be maintained per hospital policy.
Intraoperatively, the RNFA practices at the direction of the surgeon and does not concurrently function as a scrub nurse.
The RNFA reports to OR Leadership for appropriate assignments.
The RNFA is sponsored in the operating room by the medical director of surgical services at the site during completion of the clinical case volume and/or clinical case hours required to obtain certification.
Current Michigan RN license mandatory.
Certification in Operating Room Nursing (CNOR) by the competency and credentialing institute (CCI).
OR Certification as an RNFA by the competency and credentialing institute within one year of employment.
OR Certification as a CSFA by NBSTFA, NSAA, or ABSA within one year of completion of training program for those providers who obtained RN licensure after completion of First Assistant training program.
Current BLS certification.
Organization: Henry Ford Medical Group
This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.
Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation's oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region's major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan's fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com.
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