Registered Nurse 1st Assistant – Celebration Surgery – Celebration
Celebration Health seeks to hire a RN Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Established in 1997 and now a 203-bed hospital, Florida Hospital Celebration Health was designed as a Mediterranean resort-style facility to serve as a cornerstone of health in Disney's planned community of Celebration, Florida. The hospital consistently delivers a state-of-the-art healing environment to residents of Osceola, Orange, Polk and Lake Counties, as well as to visitors from across the United States and the world. All within a "living laboratory" of groundbreaking, research-driven clinical solutions that integrate mind, body and spirit in the defeat of illness and disease.
Our state-of-the-art Surgical Services area is a diverse and exciting department serving both the general and specialty surgery populations. We handle a wide range of procedures including orthopedics, gynecology, otolaryngology, head & neck, urology, peripheral/vascular, plastic-cosmetic, oncology, laser, plastic reconstructive, podiatry, bariatric and neurosurgery. Designed for optimal treatment and patient care, our facilities consist of several units dedicated to specific stages of the surgical services process. Florida Hospital Celebration Health performs robotic surgical procedures, minimally invasive surgery, telesurgeries and webcasts. We began our Global Robotics Institute in January 2008, with two robots in the main OR. The rooms are fully integrated via Storz OR1 to allow for connectivity with our educational center, off-site entities and other facilities.
Monday – Friday; 7A - 3:30PM
*$10,000 Sign-on Bonus available for eligible candidates (see terms below)
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. Performs specialized nursing care in all phases of the peri-operative role. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Ability to communicate by reading, writing legibly, speaking and comprehending English effectively to carry out job requirements
Cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behaviors that demonstrate accountability and responsibility for identifying and meeting the needs of peri-operative patients.
Graduate of RNFA program (program must address all content as outlined by the Association of Operating Room Nurses Core Curriculum and include 1 academic year with 45 hours didactic instructions and 120 hours of clinical internship)
2 years surgical scrub experience
2 years circulating nurse experience
Ability to articulate comprehensive knowledge of advanced nursing theory and specialty nursing theory and practice for all age groups (Preferred)
Computer knowledge and skills (Preferred)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Preferred)
2 years RNFA experience (Preferred)
4 years circulating nurse experience (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse
Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) Certification (through the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI))
Advanced life support certification (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA) Certification (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Performs all aspects of clinical patient care. Identifies and develops individualized plan of care. Assesses and interprets data relative to patient's age. Evaluates patient's developmental level, identifies increased physical / emotional dependency needs and evaluates the availability of support system consistent with the age of the patient served. Identifies the need for patient / family teaching and utilizes each opportunity for teaching on a planned or spontaneous basis.
Provides first assistance intra-operatively and under the direction of the surgeon which includes providing tissue exposure, handling, and/or cutting of tissue, cauterizing tissue, providing homeostasis and suturing, applying dressings, as well as performing other duties as assigned in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the state of Florida. Maintains privileges in good standing through Florida Hospital Medical Staff Office.
Adheres strictly to RNFA intra-operative protocols, guidelines and privileges/credentials for RNFA functions within those guidelines. Exercises critical thinking skills in all aspects of the RNFA role while maintaining a safe peri-operative environment.
Adheres to job description for Operating Room RN (See RN job description).
Adheres to Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) recommendations and practices standards.
Functions as a Patient Safety Advocate and assures patients rights for privacy, safety and confidentiality at all times.
Recognizes emergency situations, abnormal diagnostic laboratory data, blood gas values, radiologic data and reacts efficiently and appropriately.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the RN Assistant opportunity with Celebration and apply online today.
Applicable experience required.
Must live 50 or more miles from 601 East Rollins Dr., Orlando, FL to qualify.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.