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Registered Nurse First Assistant (891)
Job Number: 891
Job Title: Registered Nurse First Assistant
Number of Openings: 3
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Category: ONA
Application Deadline: 2013/12/20
Position Description
The Operating Room Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a multidisciplinary team member, is an experienced perioperative nurse who functions at an advanced level of perioperative practice and has acquired specific Knowledge, skills and judgement specific to clinical practice. In collaboration with, and at the direction of the surgeon, the RNFA provides assistance to the surgeon during the intraoperative phase of the perioperative experience.
Position Requirements
  • Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Current certification in Perioperative Nursing – CPN (C )
  • Completion of a recognized RNFA program.
  • Current ACLS certification.
  • A minimum of two (2) years Open Heart Surgery experience.
  • Knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique relative to cardiovascular procedures.
  • Ability to function independently as well as a team member.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education, while maintaining and advancing clinical competency in perioperative nursing and RNFA practices.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Must have a level of physical fitness suitable to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Positive work record and good attendance record required.