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Registered Nurse First Assist I

Company: Ascension
Location: Dowagiac
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:


  • Sign-on Bonus: Up to $20,000
  • Department: Surgical Services - Surgery
  • Schedule: Fulltime. 7am-5pm four days a week.
  • Hospital: Ascension Borgess Hospital
  • Location: Kalamazoo, MI Benefits

    Paid time off (PTO)

    Various health insurance options & wellness plans

    Retirement benefits including employer match plans

    Long-term & short-term disability

    Employee assistance programs (EAP)

    Parental leave & adoption assistance

    Tuition reimbursement

    Ways to give back to your community

    Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Connect with your Talent Advisor today for additional specifics.


    The Registered Nurse First Assistant is first and foremost a Registered Nurse. The Registered Nurse First Assistant provides nursing care within Borgess Medical Center. The practice of professional nursing is the systematic application of specialized knowledge and skill, derived from biological, physical and behavioral sciences to care, treat, counsel and health teaching of individuals who are experiencing changes in normal health processes or who require assistance in the maintenance of
    health and the prevention or management of illness, injury or disability and demonstrates this through application of the Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and Standards of Professional Performance defined by the American Nurses Association. Recognizes that each patient is a unique
    individual and has the right to quality nursing care that ensures the mutual goal set between the Registered Nurse First Assistant and patient. Assures patient rights and privacy are protected, recognizing personal, interpersonal and social systems. The nursing process facilitates the
    promotion, maintenance and restoration of an individual s health, incorporating knowledge of growth and development through the life span. Knowledgeable of nursing practice, procedures, competencies and patient care standards as well as regulations and guidelines pertaining to nursing care. Successful completion of competency based orientation and maintenance of core competencies for RNFA.
    • In collaboration with the patient and/or family, and healthcare team, participates in open discussion to identify mutual goals based on the nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis.
    • Diagnose, treat and evaluate the human response to actual or potential health problems and needs.
    • Evaluate the outcomes of the nursing plan of care and revises it as necessary.
    • Assess, detect, monitor and attempt to prevent complications associated with health situations or treatment plans.
    • Implement physicians orders using nursing judgment through nursing interventions and coordination of others to do the same.
    • Notify the physician of patient condition and response to nursing intervention appropriately and document this action.
    • Responsible for coordinating patient teaching and documentation in collaboration with other health care providers and disciplines.
    • Responsible for insuring that patient's pain is assessed, treated, reassessed, documented and evaluated. Adheres to policies and procedures.
    • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.Requirements

      Licensure / Certification / Registration:
      • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Months (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
      • Licensed Registered Nurse obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date. Education:
        • The Registered Nurse must have an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) Degree or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or RN Diploma at start date. BSN is required within six (6) years of
          start date. Incumbents hired into position prior to 1/1/2015 are grandfathered with their existing educational degrees.
        • Must be proficient in the Perioperative practice of nursing as a
          scrub/circulator for a minimum of four (4) years.
        • Consideration regarding length of training period will be given to Registered Nurses who have previous experience as an RNFA.
        • One (1) year of continuous employment at LHM.Additional Preferences

          Minimum of 4 years Surgical/OR experience preferred.
          7am-5pm four days a week, Holiday rotation and weekend shifts are call only, During the week Call shifts are variable.

          Why Join Our Team

          Ascension Michigan operates 16 hospitals and more than 300 related healthcare facilities that together employ nearly 23,000 compassionate associates. When you join our care teams, you join a team dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve throughout Michigan.

          Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 150,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.

          Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.

          Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

          Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

          For further information, view the EEO Know Your Rights (English) poster or EEO Know Your Rights (Spanish) poster.

          Pay Non-Discrimination Notice

          Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

          This Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot employ STEM OPT candidates.

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