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Sign On Bonus Available* Registered Nurse First Assistant

Company: OrthoVirginia
Location: Herndon
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Sign On Bonus AvailableNow HiringFull Time and PRNRegistered Nurse First AssistanceOrthoVirginia is Virginia's largest provider of orthopedic medicine and one of the leading providers of physical, hand and occupational therapy. As one of the largest orthopedic specialty practices in the country, OrthoVirginia's nationally recognized physicians provide advanced surgical and non-surgical care to patients of all ages.As an independent practice, our physicians are invested in providing comprehensive care to patients in our communities. We support local community organizations with financial and medical assistance, to help build the wellness of people living in our cities and neighborhoods. At OrthoVirginia, stronger starts here.OrthoVirginia offers competitive pay and benefits for employees including paid-time-away, family planning, and retirement plan options. Our flexible scheduling affords our employees a meaningful work-life balance and our knowledgeable leaders provide a rewarding work environment.SummaryResponsible for the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient-family centered care in the OR and other areas of perioperative services for all patient populations. Functions as an RN first assistant during operative and other invasive procedures and throughout the perioperative continuum in accordance with scope of practice credentials, privileges, experience, education, and competency verification.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.Assess patients at intervals in accordance with facility or health care organization policies and procedures.Participate in preoperative assessment and planning for surgical patients specific to RNFA activities (e.g., anatomical exposure, wound closure) in collaboration with perioperative team members.Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care.Implement the plan of care byprotecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources.participating in accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items.performing interventions necessary to ensure that the patient's procedure is performed on the correct site, side, and level.assisting with management of the patient's specimens as necessary.communicating the patient's status to relevant parties throughout the continuum of care.administering medications safely and correctly.performing interventions to maintain the patient's wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.performing interventions to maintain the status of the patient's genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline levels.performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period.performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection.assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure.involving the patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative care and the rehabilitation process.protecting the patients' rights, dignity, and privacy.providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice; andproviding consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting.Function as an RN first assistant during operative and other invasive procedures byproviding assistance through correct use of instruments, retractors, suction, and sponging techniques.handling and dissecting tissues in collaboration with the surgeon.clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points, and ligating vessels in collaboration with the surgeon.placing drains as directed by the surgeon; andsuturing muscle, fascia, subcutaneous, and skin in collaboration with the surgeon.Follow selected surgical patients postoperatively specific to RNFA activities (e.g., postoperative rounding, dressing changes) in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.Transfer care as applicable.Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions.Document nursing care accurately, completely, and legibly.Collaborate effectively with other disciplines as applicable.Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.Participate in the performance appraisal process.Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members.Serve as an educator, mentor, consultant, and resource to peers, colleagues, and others in relation to RNFA activities.Maintain regulatory, credentialing, and privileging requirements required for practice as an RNFA.Participate in ongoing educational and competency verification activities applicable to RN and RNFA activities.Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.Compliance ResponsibilitiesCompliant with all federal and state statutes including OSHA. Compliant with all AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) standards and AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices.Job Requirements:Education/Licensure/Certification - Mandatory:Bachelor's degree in nursingGraduate from an accredited school of nursingCurrent registered nurse licensure in the State of VirginiaBasic Life Support (BLS) certification10 CEUs annuallyQualificationsRequired:Two years perioperative RN or RNFA experienceCompletion of the organization's credentialing processPreferred:RN First Assistant certification (CRNFA)Advanced Cardiac life Support (ACLS) certificationPediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, depending on patient populationCertified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR) certificationBasic computer skills (e.g., Microsoft - Word)Physical Demands:Physically demanding, high-stress environmentExposure to blood, sharps, body fluids and tissue, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motionsPushing and pulling heavy objectsFull range of body motion including handling and lifting patientsManual and finger dexterityHand and eye coordinationStanding and walking for extensive periods of timeLifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbsCorrected vision and hearing to within normal rangeWorking under stressful conditionsWorking irregular hoursPre-Employment background check, drug screen and TB test required for all new hires.OrthoVirginia, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.#NURSINGOV

Keywords: OrthoVirginia, Chantilly , Sign On Bonus Available* Registered Nurse First Assistant, Healthcare , Herndon, Virginia

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