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UnityPoint Health RN-First Assist in Waterloo, Iowa

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health and AORN standards with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers. The expanded functions unique to Registered Nurse 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 under the direct supervision of the surgeon who is present during surgical procedure.

Practices within established RNFA guidelines of AORN, anticipates and plans for step-s in the surgical procedure and responds to emergency situations promptly and appropriately. Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients. Demonstrates an above-average knowledge base of surgical procedure and anatomy/physiology pertinent to it. Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the health care team. Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare providers and holds them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care. Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately. Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care. Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research. Delivery of continuing education, assessing educational needs and presenting in-service activities as assigned. Responsible for planning and initiating projects related to process improvement, professional growth, leadership and quality improvement within department on an ongoing basis.

Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing Completion of RNFA course that meets the criteria established by AORN. 3-5 years of diversified operating room experience Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa. Current CNOR certification. Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity. Microsoft Office – basic computer skills. Customer/patient focused. Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

Requisition ID: 2020-81459

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: Operating Rooms-Surgery- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 0600-1430 or 0700-1530 with on call coverage; 30 minute response time for call

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