Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a perioperative nurse who may function as an assistant to the surgeon in the operating room during surgical procedures. The RNFA performs first assistant behaviors according to standardized hospital policies. In addition to first assisting, responsibilities may include circulating, scrubbing and other duties as assigned.
Department Specific Duties:
Demonstrates ability to perform all RNFA duties specific to Cardiothoracic surgery.
Submits annual performance review by physicians in a timely manner.
Demonstrates ability to perform additional responsibilities in the Cardiac OR such as circulating, scrubbing and
Demonstrates ability to accurately pull case carts.
Maintains clinical competence by assisting on surgical procedures
Participates in the call rotation
Participates in preoperative assessment and planning for selected surgical patients
Recognizes safety hazards and initiates appropriate preventative and corrective actions
Provides exposure through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning, and sponging
Handles and dissects tissues in collaboration with the surgeon
Clamps blood vessels, coagulates bleeding points, ligates vessels, and performs other procedures in collaboration with the surgeon
Sutures muscle, fascia, subcutaneous, and skin tissue in collaboration with the surgeon
Places drains as surgically indicated
Graduate of an approved school of Nursing, and posses a current California RN license
Certified as a perioperative nurse (CNOR) required
Completion of an approved/accredited RNFA course, including the completion of the required internship hours
Proficient in perioperative nursing practice as both scrub and circulating nurse with diversified operating room experience.
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification (maintain current at all times).
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS Certification (maintain current at all times).
Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with people on all levels and able to maintain positive working relationships with patients, families, and co-workers inter- and intra-departmentally.
Possess active listening skills.
Demonstrates knowledge of current nursing theory and practice.
Compassionate, non-judgmental patient caregiver and advocate.
Must be able to tolerate physically and mentally demanding work.
Possesses audible, visual, and manual acuity necessary for maintaining patient safety.
Completion of mandatory programs to meet TJC standards is a job requirement.
Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005002449
About Desert Regional Medical Center
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.