Yuma Regional Medical Center

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RN/First Assist - OR

at Yuma Regional Medical Center

Posted: 7/16/2020
Job Reference #: 621385
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

RN/First Assist - OR

Yuma Regional Medical Center - Hospital

Position Summary
Performs first assistant responsibilities in accordance with the State of Arizona Nurse Practice Act and AORN Standards. A Registered Nurse who functions under the direct supervision of the surgeon being assisted. Assists the surgeon on a surgical procedure by positioning, prepping and draping the patient, retracting tissue, suturing and ligating tissue, suctioning and applying dressings. The first assistant does not function in the scrubbed role on the procedure and is dedicated solely to assisting the primary surgeon. The surgeon must be physically in the department until the patient leaves the operating room.

Daily Hours

External Education
Graduate of accredited School Of Nursing. Graduate of accredited First Assist program, Required Courses/Training: BCLS CNOR, RNFA. Education Preferred: Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Prefered Courses/Training: ACLS Preferred Certification: CRNFA

Work Week

Posting Department
Surgical Services

Area of Interest

External Experience
3 years of perioperative nursing experience in both a scrub and circulating role; Computer proficiency (must be able to pass computer proficiency assessment). Experience Preferred: Must have 1 year experience as First Assist; Experience with EPIC Electronic Health Record or similar electronic record systems.

Posting Department Description
A deep commitment to patient safety and patient-family centered care are the hallmarks of the surgical services offered at Yuma Regional Medical Center. Our staff strives for excellence every step of the way, from the time the patient is scheduled for surgery, through preadmission and testing, pre-operative preparation, surgery and recovery. Our strong commitment to patient safety is evidenced by the extremely low incidence of infection in our surgical patients. YRMC offers surgical services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Surgical procedures performed at YRMC include traditional surgery, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedures, and laser surgery using the latest available equipment and technology. Surgical procedures performed at YRMC include: General Surgery, Bariatric (Weight Loss), Dental, Eye, Heart, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Podiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Plastic/Reconstructive, Thoracic, Urology, Vascular and Open Heart. YRMC's surgical facilities include ten operating suites in the main operating room, two of which are dedicated to open hearts, four operating suites in the women's section, and four operating suites in the Outpatient Surgery Department. They also include three Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACUs), often called recovery rooms, where patients are cared for immediately after surgery. One PACU serves the main operating room, one is located in the outpatient surgery department and other is located in Women's Surgical Services. Are you searching for your Season in the Sun? Sunny Days....Starlit Nights Await! Welcome to Yuma, Arizona, where the sun shines 90 percent of the time, the monthly average temperature hovers at about 75.2 degrees and only three inches of rain a year dampen the desert. That's just enough moisture to ensure a vibrant spring bloom. We offer an outstanding seasonal travel program that provides a choice of 3 - 9 month assignments, round-trip travel reimbursement, ability to participate in YRMC's 401(k) matching employee funds up to 4%, a furnished apartment in YRMC's hospital owned apartment housing - Sonora Sunset (housing allowance available), and an attractive compensation package that includes competitive pay as well as premium pay differentials. Seasonal employees are also eligible to utilize our outpatient pharmacy to have prescriptions filled at a reduced rate.

Job Status

Bi-Weekly Hours

Posting Title
RN/First Assist - OR

Start Date

Job Location Address
2400 S. Avenue A

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