First Assist (RN - Lead) - Operating Room

  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • Towson, MD, USA
  • Aug 31, 2021

Job Description

What You Will Do: First Assist (RN Lead) – Operating Room Full-Time – Day Shift (M-F) Towson, Maryland The University Of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) in Towson, MD is seeking a First Assist (RN Lead) to join the Surgical Team. The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Lead functions under the direct supervision of the operating surgeon when in the assisting role. The RNFA assists with the pre-operative preparation of the patient to provide hemostasis and exposure throughout the operative procedure. The RNFA is able to function in the scrub and circulating roles as available. In addition to responsibility as a Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA), the Lead organizes and oversees assigned assistants in order to coordinate care and maximize available personnel and resources. Assists the Director and Manager of Surgical Services, and Surgical Coordinators in assuming responsibility for administrative management of the Assistants. Develops and monitors quality improvement issues and assures team members are competent to provide care for patients. Understands, utilizes, interpret, and follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures UM SJMC is a top surgical facility, where more than 18,000 inpatient and outpatient procedures are performed annually. The surgical staff is comprised of nearly 300 surgeons and 30 anesthesiologists. RNs, technicians, and administrative staff care for patient needs with competence, compassion, and respect. Surgical Specialties: Cardiac; ENT; General, Gynecologic, Liver & Pancreas, Minimally Invasive; Neurosurgery; Orthopaedic, Plastic, Thoracic; Urologic; Vascular. When you come to UM SJMC you are coming to more than simply a beautiful 37-acre, 224- bed suburban Towson, MD campus. You are embarking on a professional journey that encourages opportunities, values a team atmosphere, and makes convenience and flexibility a priority. As a Lead First Assist RN at UM-St. Joseph, you will experience: A supportive and collaborative work environment A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage – Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, and more! Free Parking & On-Site Fitness Center Recognition: We have a positive points recognition program designed to reward and recognize our outstanding employees; employees can also recognize their peers On-Site Daycare What You Need to Be Successful: Bachelor’s degree (required) Completion of Accredited RNFA Program. 5 years diversified perioperative experience in both scrub and circulating roles (required). Certifications & Licensures Current Maryland Nursing Licensure (required) BCLS Certification (required) Current CNOR status (required) ACLS Certification (required) Demonstrated knowledge and skill in applying principles of asepsis and infection control. Demonstrated knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative technique relevant to operative procedures. Strong verbal communication skills, strong written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, basic computer skills, Microsoft outlook, strong customer service skills. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.