RN - Cardiac First Assist
Posted on: November 27, 2022
Great New Rates & - $20,000** sign on Bonus!! Nemours is seeking
a Registered Nurse- Cardiac First Assist to join our team in
Wilmington, DE. **must have a minimum of 2 years experience in
pediatric CVOR with scrub and circulate to qualify for sign on .
This position is responsible for: The expanded functions unique to
the RN first Assistant during surgical intervention are to assume
responsibility in advanced surgical assisting skills such as
providing exposure, tissue handling, suturing, providing hemostasis
and using surgical instruments. Responsible for participation in
departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and
Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making
recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and
consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation. Position
Responsibilities Demonstrates competency to apply the nursing
process in all facets of nurse first assistant role.
Demonstrates competency to exercise critical thinking skills in all
aspects of the RNFA role.
Demonstrates competency to establish and maintain a safe
Recognizes potential hazards and initiates preventive and/or
corrective actions at any time throughout the perioperative
Performs or assists with positioning, prepping and draping of
Protects patient from thermal, electrical, chemical and/or
Able to recognize possible adverse reactions the patient may
experience during the surgery encounter
Assumes accountability with the surgical team verification of the
correct patient, site and procedure.
Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety standards published by
Demonstrates competency to provide technical first assistance to
the surgeon in the operating room and throughout the perioperative
period. Demonstrates competency to provide technical first
assistance to the surgeon during surgical procedures at the
Demonstrates clinical expertise with the proposed surgical
procedure, approach, and clinical anatomy
Possesses the essential mental discipline and fine motor skills to
provide technical assistance to the surgeon
Adheres to principles of aseptic technique to prevent infection and
promote optimal wound healing
Accepts appropriate delegated medical functions as defined within
the RNFA scope of practice. Must maintain a minimum of 100 hours
per year to maintain competent in his or her role.
Provides hemostasis by clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding
points, ligating vessels and by all other means as directed and
supervised by surgeon.
Inserts and positions instrumentation.
Applies surgical dressings
Demonstrates competency to work as a professional colleague with
the physician and to enhance the effectiveness of patient care.
Partners with the surgeon to collaboratively direct the patient's
Serves as educator, mentor, consultant and resource to patients and
Promotes professionalism and models professional behaviors to other
health care providers and to the public.
Maintains professional credentials
Attends weekly Pre/Post Cardiac Surgical Conference
Attends daily Cardiac Surgical Rounds as surgical schedule
Demonstrates knowledge of risk management, professional liability
and malpractice issues
Practices in an ethical manner
Seeks and participates in learning opportunities
Participates in professional activities and defined processes
directed toward improving patient care
Participates in the research process to build and promote RNFA
Must have the ability to work well with others.
Regular attendance is required.
Good communications skills are required. Position Requirements
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in both the Cardiac scrub and
circulator roles and diversified OR experience
Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing
Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Delaware
Registered Nurse Licensure -New Jersey and Pennsylvania- (Can be
obtained after hire)
RNFA Candidate and/or Completion of a RNFA program*
CNOR Certification preferred
CRNFA certification preferred *Completion of a RNFA program and
certifications are waved for RNFA "grandfathered" in to first
assistant role or per Primary Cardiac Surgeon
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