Registered Nurse First Assist - Operating Room

Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 162083-1A
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2020
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Beverly Hospital is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.

 

Beverly Hospital promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.

 

About the Job

Position Summary: 

Beverly Hospital, located in Beverly Massachusetts is part of the Lahey Health System. Beverly Hospital is a community hospital and consists of 10 operating rooms at the main campus and 4 operating rooms at the Lahey Outpatient Surgery Center located in Danvers, MA. We provide a wide range of specialties including; orthopedics, GYN, general, vascular, thoracic, spine, pediatrics, cysto, and ENT. The RN First Assistant is responsible for providing safe patient care for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. In this role, you will assume responsibility for the care of the periOp patient including assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care during the periOp phase of care.

In addition to his/her Registered Professional Nurse responsibilities, the RN First Assistant functions as first assistant to the primary surgeon during operative or other invasive procedures and throughout the perioperative continuum in accordance with scope of practice, credentials, privileges, education, and experience.

Scheduled Hours

40 hours per week, day shift.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Qualifications

Education:   Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred

 

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Current MA RN license, BLS required, CNOR preferred , Successful completion of additional education preparation specific to the role of RNFA including a supervised clinical component

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:     Strong communication skills and exceptional patient relation and customer service skills are critical.

 

  1. Experience:    At least two-three years of work as an operating room nurse required. Must have demonstrated clinical competency in the appropriate nursing practice as a RN Firsts Assistant. Evidence of this includes: effective communication, ability to problem solve, ability to get along well with others, strong knowledge base for specialty service, and strong passion for nursing practice and drive to delivering the highest quality patient care. Must demonstrate clinical competency in first assisting the surgeon (ie. hemostasis techniques, suturing, retracting etc.)