Registered Nurse 1st Assistant – Surgery – Winter Park
Winter Park seeks to hire a Registered Nurse Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Nestled among the oak-shaded, brick-paved streets of one of the most picturesque hometowns in the country, Winter Park Memorial Hospital has continuously served the residents of Winter Park and its surrounding communities for more than 50 years. Chartered in 1951, the hospital has grown from the visionary efforts of a handful of Winter Park residents and community leaders, to a 307-bed acute care facility that is a model of community health and wellness. Over the years the hospital has continually expanded to meet the needs of the community, adding an upscale obstetrics and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place, cancer care at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Winter Park, and state-of-the-art surgery, recovery and rehabilitation at the Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute. Together with the community we serve, we're building a model of community health and wellness for generations to come.
Our Surgical Services practice offers the best of both worlds – a close-knit community setting and a high-volume of various cases. The dynamic, high-volume Operating Room features 14 surgical suites, with four rooms equipped with laminar flow and dedicated to Orthopedics, but they can be used for general surgery if needed. There is also a suite dedicated for laparoscopic abdominal surgeries. Our campus is home to the renowned Orthopedic Institute of Florida Hospital. Our other units include PACU, Endoscopy, Pre-Admission, and Rapid In and Out.
Monday – Friday; 8a – 5p
*$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.
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.