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RN First Assistant-Cardiothoracic and Robotic Surgery

Company: USC Arcadia Hospital
Location: Arcadia
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Job Description:

We currently have a Full-Time opportunity (Evening shift) for a Staff RN position in the Operating Room:Minimum Requirements:Three years of RN work experience in peri-operative nursingProficiency in preoperative nursing including the ability to scrub on surgical cases and function in circulating rolesDemonstrated proficiency in aseptic and sterile techniquePrevious work experience in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and robotic surgeryA current RN licensure in the State of California is required.Must successfully complete and maintain BLS certification.Certified in peri-operative nursing (CNOR).Successful completion of certified RNFA program: Credentialed through Allied Health Professionals of the Medical Staff.BSN requiredMSN preferredDuties and Responsibilities:Responsible for RNFA duties specific to Cardiothoracic surgeryResponsible for RNFA duties specific to robotic and thoracoscopic surgeryMaintains familiarity with robotic instrumentationResponsible for effective coordination and proper staffing of robotic casesAble and facile with assisting bedside robotic casesPreoperatively performs a focused nursing assessment in reference to planned procedure; reviews analyzes and interprets information from the medical record; verifies consent is consistent with planned procedure, verifies allergies and /or sensitivities.Provides quality nursing care in accordance with the California Nurse Practice Act.Provides expertise regarding Cardiothoracic surgical equipment and instrumentation.Ensures patient safety in the operating room, by helping to coordinate and maintain a smoothly functioning operating room environment and team.Serves as First and second assistance in the operating room, including wound opening and closing.Serves as First and second assistance on thoracic robotic cases.Performs endoscopic techniques for saphenectomy and radial artery harvest under the supervision of a cardiac surgeon.Directly assists the surgeon by controlling bleeding, providing wound exposure, suturing and other surgical tasks. The RNFA may provide other advanced assistance, such as mobilization of tissue, patient positioning and directing other surgical team members with specific individual tasks. Intraoperatively assess patient, wound, and sterile field; assesses for proximity of nerves and adjacent critical structures when activating electrosurgical active electrode or other devices.Monitors and assesses patient's postoperative status to determine progress toward expected outcomes or signs and symptoms of postoperative complications.Formulates and modifies nursing diagnosis based on relevant patient data throughout the perioperative continuum.Documents nursing diagnosis and communicates any change in patient condition to members of the health care team

Keywords: USC Arcadia Hospital, Arcadia , RN First Assistant-Cardiothoracic and Robotic Surgery, Healthcare , Arcadia, California

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