Posted: 10/22/2023

    Job Summary:   The RNFA practices in collaboration with and at the direction of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase where behaviors may include handling tissue, providing exposure, using instruments, suturing and providing hemostasis.  The activities included in first assisting are further refinements of perioperative nursing practice.   May serve in the role as scrub or circulator as necessary.



    Service and Quality Standards:



    Is Customer focused

                    Anticipates customer needs

                    Adheres to customer service standards

    Is Competent, caring and compassionate

                    Treats coworkers and customers with dignity and respect

                    Demonstrates competent, caring and compassionate behavior

                                    to customers and coworkers


    Is conversation conscious

                    Assures confidentiality of patient and employee information

    Is positive in interactions with others

    Is courteous and respectful

                    Promotes a harassment free environment

                    Inspires the trust of others

    Acts in accordance with hospital policies and code of conduct


    Is excellent in patient care and service

                    Demonstrates multidisciplinary cooperation

                    Assists in obtaining excellent satisfaction scores of feedback

    Is safety conscious

                    Demonstrates safety consciousness and supports safety initiatives

    Is involved with improvement efforts

                    Supports performance improvement

                    Seeks ways to improve systems and services

                    Shows commitment to improvement efforts

                    Meets mandatory educational requirements


    Is a loyal ambassador

                    Demonstrates commitment to hospital mission and vision

    Is active and involved

                    Supports hospital initiatives

                    Champions innovation and supports change

    Is a positive role model

                    Fosters team cooperation


    Is a good steward of hospital resources

                    Develops/uses efficient work methods

    Is cost effective

                    Conserves organizational resources


    Job Responsibilities:

    1. Exhibits responsibility for departmental and personal work schedules.
    2. Supports patient’s rights and responsibilities, including respect of cultural and religious diversity.
    3. Provides age-appropriate and population specific patient care in a safe, skillful, accurate and efficient manner to all populations.
    4. Maintains current knowledge and practice of hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
    5. Conducts self in a professional manner.
    6. Completes documentation accurately and in a timely manner, according to hospital policies and procedures to include computerized documentation and ordering.
    7. Engages in activities to expand and/or enhance the professional nursing role, which includes integration of research and evidence based practice.
    8. Provides leadership and autonomy in the professional practice setting and the profession.
    9. Effectively utilizes the nursing process to ensure optimal nursing care and patient outcomes.
    10. Assesses the patient’s initial and ongoing condition.
    11. Formulates a plan and identifies individualized patient needs.
    12. Facilitates interventions in accordance with patient’s established plan of care and provides appropriate nursing interventions for the patient undergoing surgical intervention.
    13. Evaluates progress towards the attainment of the patient’s plan of care by constantly individualizing, updating and prioritizing the plan of care.
    14. Follows policy and procedures for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilization of scopes and instruments.
    15. Follows policy and procedure for environmental cleaning and housekeeping.
    16. Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy and physiology and first assistant operative techniques related to the specific procedures in all specialty areas.
    17. Implements surgical intervention and demonstrates knowledge, skills and manual dexterity to assist the surgeon


    Education Requirements and Other Requirements:


    Education Level: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.  Graduate of an accredited program in surgical assisting that includes didactic instruction and supervised clinical learning activities or documented on the job training.


    Certification/Licensure: Illinois licensed or eligible.  CPR certification required.  ACLS preferred or must be completed within one year.  CNOR Required. CRNFA preferred.


    Experience Requirements:  Minimum three years scrub/circulator experience. 


    Working Conditions: Exposure Category I:  Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.  All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I tasks.  Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I tasks.

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