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Beaumont Health System RN First Assist in Trenton, Michigan

div bGENERAL SUMMARY:/bspan /spanThe certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) in accordance to the American College of Surgeon (ACS) provides direct aid to the primary surgeon in all aspects of surgery peri-operatively. This includes; exposure, hemostasis, closure (multi-modality), and all other technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation leading to optimal results. Also, they aid in the implantation, removal, manipulation, and securing of devices, prosthetics, tissues, and drains. In addition to, they may even harvest vein, arterial, and tissue grafts. The RNFA performs all of these functions under the direct supervision of the Surgeon. Lastly, the RNFA may also serve in the capacity of a Clinical Nurse.bESSENTIAL DUTIES:/bspan /spanspan /spanspanspan1.span /span/span/spanThe RNFA applies the nursing process utilizing critical thinking skills in all areas of the First Assistant role.spanspan2.span /span/span/spanAnalyzes, interprets and prioritizes data in order to provide individualized care based upon complex clinical judgment in all areas of the First Assistant role.spanspan3.span /span/span/spanThe RNFA establishes and maintains a safe perioperative environment.spanspan4.span /span/span/spanPatient advocate assists in prep and sanitation of O.R. suites in order to insure safe patient environment and facilitate timely turnover.spanspan5.span /span/span/spanAssist in processing of instruments as needed.spanspan6.span /span/span/spanThe RNFA provides technical assistance under the direction of the surgeon throughout the peri-operative phase including visualization of the operative site, exposure, hemostasis, closure, all other advanced technical aspects of the operative procedure (See above job description).spanspan7.span /span/span/spanThe RNFA establishes and maintains a professional relationship with all members of the perioperative team (Any function as an RN circulator)spanspan8.span /span/span/spanThe RNFA maintains and directly manipulates all equipment pertinent to all surgical procedures.spanspan9.span /span/span/spanCoordinates all equipment and supplies for each case based on a protocol and/or Dr. preference list.spanspan10.span /span/span/spanCorporate online, department equipment, and online mandatory competencies met yearly. spanspan11.span /span/span/spanMaintains professional conduct.spanspan12.span /span/span/spanConsistently updates self on all department and corporate communication via email, meetings, and corporate literature.spanspan13.span /span/span/spanTraining, teaching, and precepting additional members of the surgical team.i /ibSTANDARD QUALIFICATIONS/bPrimary assignment is in the Main Surgery but will support the entire surgical services depts. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.span /spanThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.span /spanReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essent

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