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Sr First Assistant Nurse (RN)

Company: Mid Michigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Summary

Sr First Assistant Nurse(RN) Position Summary:

Under general direction of nursing leadership, the Sr. First Assistant RNworks in collaboration with the surgeon and health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes for the surgical patient. The Sr. First Assistant RN uses their clinical judgment and skills acquired through RN licensure and specialized First Assistant training to provide safe competent surgical first assisting skills to the surgeon and patient. This position links nursing leadership with nursing care through the application of organizational and nursing service policies, procedures, and care delivery model. The Sr. First Assistant RN uses the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements to guide leadership and practice. The Sr. First Assistant RN attains knowledge and competence reflective of current nursing practice; promotes innovation and futuristic thinking by incorporating evidence based practice and research findings.

A day in the life as aSr First Assistant Nurse (RN) with MidMichigan Health:

* (40%)* Functions as first assistant to the surgeon. Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedure, anatomy and physiology, and operative techniques related to specific procedure. * (30%)* Assists physician as directed with proper draping, retracting, suctioning, sponging, tissue handling, cautery techniques, stapling devices, suturing * (10%)* First Assistants must be able to navigate through the PACS system and EMR * (10%)* Assures all necessary supplies, equipment or instruments are opened or available. * (10%)* Assures that all special instruments are assembled, disassembled, cleaned and maintained properly.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assists team members in transportation, positioning and total care of patients. * Demonstrates a broad range of knowledge with proficiency in preparation of surgical procedures and has versatility in filling varying roles. * In the performance of the regular job duties, it is appropriate for this job code to have access to the medication dispenser and to dispense medications. * Participates in the training of new personnel. * Participates in staff development by attending in-services. * Covers call shifts and overtime as assigned. * Demonstrates a positive, courteous and helpful attitude toward patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. * Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:

* Associate Degree in Nursing required, Bachelor Degree in Nursing preferred * Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan * Knowledge of surgical practices and procedures required. * Manual dexterity and mechanical skills needed to properly use and hold surgical instruments. * Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner. * Certified Nurse of the Operating Room (CNOR) at the time of hire preferred. * CSFA, CSA, SA-C, CRNFA preferred. * At least 5 years intraoperative experience preferred. * MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in MicrosoftWindows. * An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Medium.Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

Keywords: Mid Michigan Health, Midland , Sr First Assistant Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Midland, Michigan

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