At SSM Health we know that being a nurse is more than a career, it is a calling. As an SSM Health nurse, 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 - St. Charles 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!
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The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) initiates appropriate behaviors unique to first assisting, under direct supervision of the surgeon. Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy and physiology and operative technique relating to operative procedures, while maintaining a sterile environment. While demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill within the comprehensive and disease focused patient care plan to assigned patients, including assessment, history and physical, and pre and post op education within hospital and ambulatory settings. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Performs specialized nursing care in all phases of the peri-operative role.
Missouri State RN License, CNOR Certification (through the AORN- Association of Operating Room Nurses)
RNFA Certification required within one (1) year of being granted permission to practice, through officially recognized organization
Graduate of Nursing School, Graduate of RNFA program, 2 years surgical scrub experience
2 years surgical nurse experience.
Bachelor's Degree in Health Care related field/Marketing/Business
Articulates comprehensive knowledge of advance nursing theory and specialty nursing theory and practice for adult age groups
Computer knowledge and skills
2 years RNFA experience and 4 years surgical nurse experience
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.
Internal Number: 17007547
About SSM Health
You’ve known us as many names throughout St. Louis, and now, we’re bringing our hospitals, doctors, home care and other services together under one name – SSM Health. With seven hospitals, 350+ physicians, more than 40 physician locations and 12,000 employees, we are part of something bigger and better. We’re connected to a wealth of resources, expertise and advance technology to help you, your family and our community live long, healthy lives.
We’ve grown and changed a lot over our 143-year history. Our name may be changing but our mission remains the same