Registered Nurse First Assist or Surgical Technologist First Assist, FT

Performs first assistant responsibilities under the direction of the surgeon and in accordance with the privileges granted by the Medical Staff through the credentialing process and the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Ohio.  Delivers direct/indirect patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment; implementation and prioritization of patient’s problems and needs; and development/ implementation / evaluation of a nursing plan of care. Demonstrates critical thinking to assure the delivery of safe, quality age specific care. Delegates effectively to appropriate team members. Documents accurately and in a timely manner. Communicates and collaborates with other healthcare team members. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures; regulatory/ accrediting body requirements; and professional practice standards.  Care will be provided to patients of all ages from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult to geriatric.

Requirements Include: 
  • Graduate of an accredited program for Nursing or Surgical Technology Education, BSN preferred.
  • Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State of Ohio.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) certification required.
  • Current ACLS required or obtained within 1 year of hire.
  • PALS preferred
  • Current CNOR certification required.
  • Minimum 2 years of perioperative nursing experience in both a scrub and circulating role.
  • Successful completion of an RNFA program and internship that meets the AORN recommended education standards, CRNFA certification preferred.
Job Specifics
Department: 
Surgery
Status: 
Shift: 
7-3:30p but will vary
Average Weekly Hours: 
40
Contact: 
Employment Specialists
Phone Number: 
740.393.9021 or 740.393.9822
E-Mail Address: 
careers@knoxcommhosp.org
Posting Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020