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Hiring Now! RN First Asstant

Location: Leonardtown
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

  • Job Summary
    • The Registered Nurse First Assistant may act as an Assistant to the surgeon on all surgical operations with the exception of craniotomies, open heart surgery, epicardial pacemakers, neurosurgery laminectomies/diskectomies, carpal tunnel, and sympathectomies. The Registered Nurse First Assistant will act under the direct supervision of the surgeon at all times.
    • Minimum Qualifications
      • Minimum Qualifications
        • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must possess and maintain current Maryland license as a Registered Nurse. Completion of an approved Surgical Assistant program of instruction Maintain current certification as required by the Surgical Assistant Program attended (i.e. CNOR, SA-C, CSFA). Must possess and maintain CPR and ACLS certifications. Minimum of two (2) years operating room experience. Must be able to respond to hospital within 30 minutes when serving on-call time
        • Preferred Qualifications
        • Department Specific Qualifications
        • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
          • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
          • Demonstrates integrity in technical and aseptic practice with knowledge of the principles and consistently adapts them in an appropriate manner according to the situation, to include close observation of the operative field at all times.
          • Reviews EMR preoperatively and communicates pertinent information to the OR team
          • Assists surgeon with safe positioning and draping of the patient, evaluates skin integrity post operatively and reports any abnormalities to the surgeon and circulating RN for proper documentation.
          • Assists in providing the best possible exposure of the anatomy incident to the operative procedure, maintaining controlled retraction with hand held retractors with regard to surrounding tissue, anticipating the needs and moves of the surgeon, and managing instruments in the operative field to prevent obstruction of the operative site.
          • Performs homeostasis by placing and removing clamps on vessels, applying electrocautery tip to clamp vessels, tying clamped vessels, placing suture ligatures in the tissue, and placing hemoclips on vessels, as directed by the surgeon.
          • Closes fascia, subcutaneous tissue, and skin by correctly approximating layers of tissue, utilizing both interrupted and continuous suturing techniques and correct knot tying techniques, and correctly approximating the skin edges, utilizing either suture material or skin stapling devices.
          • Assists at the completion of the surgical procedure by suturing drains in place, cleaning surrounding areas and wound, applying the dressings, and assisting with cast or splint application.
          • Performs duties of RN-OR as needed, assists other personnel with room turn-over, handles specimens according to established procedures, and assists with transporting patients to and from the operating room.
          • Performs other duties as assigned and maintains requirements of clinical ladder as applicable. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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