Operating Room Main OR Registered Nurse First Assist
Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: September 16, 2020
Additional Job Information
- 40 Hours per Week -
- Sign-On Bonus Eligible -
- Benefits Eligible -
Job ID: 1205769
Employment Status: Full-Time
Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St.
Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical
services, including heart care, cancer care, and womens and infants
services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and
cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in
collaboration with St. Louis Childrens Hospital.
In 2016, Missouri Baptist was named a Magnet-- hospital by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious
designation is the highest credential a healthcare organization can
receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Missouri
Baptist is the first hospital in St. Louis County to achieve this
recognition, which has been accomplished by less than 7 percent of
hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked
the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one
of the nations largest nonprofit healthcare organizations.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center's Surgical Services department
consists of 22 ORs which include three heart team rooms and the da
Vinci robotic surgical system.OverviewRole Purpose
Performs an expanded perioperative role as a first assistant to
surgeons during surgical procedures in the operating room. RNFA
works alongside the surgeon to provide direct patient care. Works
as a professional colleague with the perioperative team and
collaborates with the patient-designated support person, and other
health care providers when making decisions to plan care.
Complete the didactic portion of the RNFA class, CNOR, & 120
supervised clinical hours, in addition to passing the CRNFA test
within 6 months from the start date of the course work.
- Delivers intraoperative patient care as the first assistant to
the surgeon(s) as a collaborative team member. Pre-operatively
performs a focused nursing assessment in reference to planned
procedure. Analyzes the assessment data to determine nursing
diagnosis. Identifies and communicates desired patient outcomes
throughout the perioperative continuum.
- Functions as a member of the surgical team and contribute to
the overall efficiency of the peri-operative department. Considers
factors related to safety, effectiveness, efficiency, the
environments, and the cost in planning, delivering, and evaluating
- Monitors patients response and modifies plan of care
accordingly. Administers Medications according to standard nursing
practice. Develops and manages an individual plan of care that
directs the intervention(s) of the RNFA. Implements, manages, and
coordinates the perioperative plan of care related to RNFA
interventions. Evaluates patient progress towards attaining
outcomes. Systematically evaluates quality of nursing
- Participates in professional development and life long
learning. Seeks out and participates in learning opportunities.
Evaluates their practice in context with current professional
practice standards, rules and regulations. Contributes to the
professional growth of peers, colleagues and others.
- Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs
of patients and families throughout the continuum to include
patient and family education. Incorporates research findings into
practice. Practices in an ethical manner using available resources
to formulate ethical decisions. Advocates for individuals and
groups related to perioperative health safety. Provides leadership
in the profession and professional practice setting.
- BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The
ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe
manner is an essential function of this job.
- Nursing Diploma/Associate's - NursingExperience
- 2-5 years
- No Experience
Licenses & Certifications
Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information
- Bachelor's Degree - NursingLicenses & Certifications
- Cert Nurse OR (CNOR)
- CERTIFIED RN FIRST ASSISTBenefits StatementNote: not all
benefits apply to all openings
- Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability
- Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
- 401(k) plan
- Tuition Assistance
- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
- On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
- Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital
East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health
CenterLegal StatementThe above information on this description has
been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work
performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to
contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees
assigned to this job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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