RN First Assistant II

Discovery Solutions Published: September 28, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


RN First Assistant II
COMPANY: For more than 60 years, this company has been dedicated to
improving the health of their members and the communities
we serve, by creating safe, healthy environments and
providing quality health care and coverage for all.
LOCATION: San Francisco, California
DESCRIPTION: Under the direction and supervision of a physician, and
using Standardized Procedures, the RNFA provides high
quality, cost effective patient care by performing surgical
preparation procedures, preioperative and post-operative
procedures, and assists in performing surgical and other
Essential Functions:
: Assists in performing surgical procedures and other
procedures consistent with the standards of care and
practice guidelines: Will work as the first assist during
surgical procedures, start IV's, and/or perform suturing.
Performs post-operative procedures to include transcription
of standard post-operative orders into patient medical
records; assists physicians with evaluation and management
of patient's status during recovery; reviews vital signs,
laboratory and x-ray studies; assists with technical
management of patients.
: Performs patient discharge in conjunction with social
worker, pharmacist, and physical therapist; dictates
discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner.
: May perform admission evaluation on new patients to
include: obtaining basic medical information and history,
reviewing patient's medical record, performing physical
exam, transcribing history and medical findings into patient
medical record, and reporting deviations from normal
findings to attending physician.
: Provides patient and family with pre-operative and other
pertinent education.
: Answers questions regarding surgery, recovery and risk
factor modification, procedures; provides blood transfusion
information; performs surgical peri-operative procedures;
locates and utilizes x-rays, instruments and pertinent patient
: Reviews patient chart noting allergies, pertinent medical
history, and abnormal physical findings.
: Ability to help develop appropriate protocols and keep
protocols up to date.
: Demonstrated ability and skill in recommending
medications, treatment and follow-up care for specific
conditions, according to approved protocols and under the
supervision of a physician.
: Demonstrated ability and skill to assess, teach and counsel
: Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a working
relationship with patients, physicians and other team
: Exhibits a professional manner with a high degree of
courtesy, tact and poise when interacting with employees,
patients and visitors.
QUALIFICATIONS: : An RNFA practices perioperative nursing and must have
acquired the necessary specific knowledge, skills and
: The RN first assist practices under the supervision of the
surgeon during the intraoperative phase of the perioperative
: In order to perform those functions considered to be first
assistant to the surgeon, the RN must adhere to
standardized procedures.
: One year RNFA experience strongly preferred. Must meet
RN First Assist requirements.
EDUCATION: : BSN or bachelor's degree in a relevant field
License, Certification, Registration
: Current California RN license required.
: Current RNFA Certificate required, BLS required.
Preferred Qualifications:
: ACLS (AHA Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer)
certification preferred.

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