RN First Assistant / RFNA - Surgery - ($10K Bonus Eligible) St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles
Company: SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: August 14, 2019
**Sign On Bonus up to $10,000**?Fulfill your calling at SSM
Health.?As an SSM Health employee, you have responsibility to carry
on a ministry our founding Sisters set forth more than 144 years
ago by offering hope and healing to our patients and when you join
our team, our sacred ministry is in your hands.? Each one of us
brings a special gift to our Mission, what will yours be??Employees
tell us that the environment at SSM Health?St. Joseph Hospital ?
Lake St. Louis?feels more like a family.? Employees are warm and
friendly, they enjoy each other?s company, they care for one
another and they share a passion for delivering exceptional patient
care!???Join our exceptional team!?Role Purpose: ?The RNFA?will
create an environment that leads to a positive patient care
experience by evaluating, planning and implementing effective
patient care plans within the guidelines of the standards of
nursing care and operational guidelines.?Responsibilities:
- Coordinates and contributes to exceptional safe, quality
patient care through performance of first assist skills and
responsibilities ( i.e. keeping operative field clear of blood and
debris, providing exposure in the operative field, applying
traction, tying, cauterizing, and closing surgical wounds), patient
safety, evaluating the patient?s response to surgical
interventions, monitoring smooth transition through the
perioperative phases as measured by quality audits, observations
and core measures.?
- Contributes to safe, quality care through accurate and timely
processing physician?s orders, consulting with surgeon,
establishing priorities, performing treatments, administering
medication, interpreting/analyzing clinical data, and administering
emergency procedures as measured by quality audits, core measures,
preventable sentinel/serious events. ???
- Contributes to exceptional quality and safe patient care by
demonstrating competency in surgical first assist nursing skills,
procedures/treatments, critical decision making and maintaining a
high level of expertise in surgical nursing as measured by quality
audits, core measures and preventable sentinel /serious events. ??
- Contributes to exceptional health care services by establishing
a compassionate environment by serving as the patient advocate,
timely responses to patients' needs, open communication and
providing emotional, psychological support to friends and families
as measured by patient satisfaction. ???
- Fosters physician and employee commitment through effective
collaboration, communication and timely and accurate documentation
as measured by physician and employee satisfaction and
documentation audits. ???
- Contributes to achievement of exceptional health care by
functioning as a member of the team as measured by active
participation in department initiatives, unit meetings, committees
and special projects. Minimum Qualifications:
- State of MO RN License
- Must have at least 2 years of experience; Basic RNFA training
course or comparable experience
- CNOR preferred, CNOR required within first six months of
- Department Specific: Credentialed as an RNFA by the medical
staff. Required Certification: Emergency Dept ? BLS,ACLS; Med ?
BLS; Med/Surg ? BLS; Telemetry ? BLS, ACLS; OR/PACU/ENDO ? BLS;
Cardiology ? BLS; Interventional Radiology ? BLS,ACLS.Physical
Requirements:?Employees in this position are, or can be, required
to possess the following physical capabilities:
- Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.?
- Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily?
- Standing or walking more than 6 hours a day
- Running to respond to patient emergencies?
- Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 6 hours
- Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone
variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read
telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.?
- Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body
sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).?
- Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of
machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper
operation? SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital ? St. Charles ? ?SSM
Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles is a 433-bed hospital
offering highly-specialized care for critically ill patients. The
hospital excels in many areas, including open-heart surgery,
cardiac catheterizations, trauma and emergency services, sleep
medicine, obstetrics, surgical services, oncology, vascular
surgery, orthopedics and gastroenterology.?Benefits Statement:?Our
robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and
accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability
coverage, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, paid
time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, an
employee assistance program, retirement plan options and more.
???Note: not all benefits apply to all openings.
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