Staff Nurse - RN - Surgical First Assistant
Also referred to as: Staff Nurse - RN - Surgical First Assistant, RN - First Assist, Surgical First Assistant Nurse
Requirements and Responsibilities
Provides direct patient care to surgical patients throughout the perioperative period. Assists surgeon during surgical procedures by positioning skin preparation, providing wound exposure, performing tissue dissection, suturing, and other surgical tasks. Administers medications and IV treatments as necessary. Participates in discharge planning and counsels patients and caregivers on appropriate post-operative care. Requires an associate's degree . Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Requires certification as a Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA) and may also require Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification. Requires a state license to practice. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.
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Categories:  Healthcare -- Nursing
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