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RN/First Assistant - Surgery - Memorial Hospital - Sign-on Bonus Opportunities Available

Company: Beacon Health Systems
Location: South Bend
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonus Based on Experience - JOB SUMMARY - Reports to the Director, Patient Care Services. Performs functions that will assist the surgeon in performing a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. Practices peri-operative nursing and is responsible for independent nursing behaviors of peri-operative assessment and postoperative evaluation of care. The intra-operative practice of the RNFA is interdependent with the surgeon. Daily responsibilities are performed under the supervision of the surgeon who is being assisted. - MISSION & VISION - Mission: To enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities we serve as the community's provider of outstanding quality, superior value and comprehensive health care services. Vision: Our vision is to achieve: - Innovative health care and well-being services of the highest quality at the greatest value - Easy access and convenience - Outstanding patient experiences - Ongoing education involving physicians, patients and the community - JOB SPECIFICATIONS - Education and Experience - The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a Registered Nurse First Assistant training program. A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana is required. Requires current BLS competency. Current certification in Advanced Life Support is required (or must be successfully completed within the first year of employment). Certification in the Trauma Nursing Core Course is required (or must be successfully completed within the first year of employment). A current Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification is required. A minimum of three years of clinical experience as a scrub and circulating nurse with demonstrated clinical proficiency, with at least one year of experience at Memorial Hospital (which will provide the general knowledge of surgical procedures performed at this institution), is required. - Knowledge & Skills - Demonstrates a high level of competency in performing nursing care procedures, assessments and treatments. - Requires a complete understanding of nursing care practices, policies, procedures and protocols. - Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the functions, uses and theory behind the equipment used in the Surgical Services unit. - Requires the decision-making and analytical skills necessary to solve problems and effectively assess a patient's condition and formulate, implement and modify plans of care. - Demonstrates the ability to work independently, establish priorities and work effectively in an environment with interruptions. - Demonstrates a high level of professionalism at all times and the leadership skills necessary to elicit cooperation from others. - Demonstrates the interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, families, staff and physicians. - Demonstrates the communication skills (both verbal and written) necessary to communicate in a clear and concise manner (for example, when reporting appropriate information needed by other healthcare team members). - Demonstrates proficiency in basic computer skills (i.e., data entry, word processing and spreadsheets). - Working Conditions - Works in a patient care/operating room environment which requires physical exertion, frequent changes in job demands and certain undesirable patient care activities and possible exposure to bio-hazards. - Work schedule may vary to meet the needs of the department. - Physical Demands - Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position. Also requires the fine motor skills necessary for manipulation of highly-technical equipment that is used to meet patient care needs and the visual acuity to effectively observe patients. Jobs Rated Reports for Registered Nurse - The 2018 Jobs Rated Report - Great Jobs for Military Veterans in 2017 - The Toughest Jobs to Fill in 2017 - Jobs Rated Report 2017

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