Registered Nurse Surgery Room First Assist PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/30/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Davenport, FL
  • Date Posted:
    9/30/2020
  • Job ID:
    20020977
  • Job Family
    Surgery
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description
Location Address: 40100 US Hwy 27, Davenport, FL 33837
 

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Heart of Florida

  • Close proximity to Walt Disney World
  • Various outdoor activities for families and children to enjoy
  • Beautiful local golf courses available year round
  • Faith-based work environment
  • Great benefits
 
Work Hours/Shift:
  • PRN
 

You Will Be Responsible For:   

  • Maintains familiarity with common positions related to the surgical procedure and uses the equipment necessary to provide the positions. (The surgeon conveys the exact position that gives the best exposure for the surgical procedure.) The Surgical First Assistant carries out the surgeon’s order in collaboration and conjunction with the RN. Considers the patient’s comfort and safety.
  • Provides visualization of the operative site by the following:  Appropriate placement and securing of retractors, with or without padding, packing with sponges, digital manipulation of tissue, suctioning, irrigating, or sponging, manipulation of suture materials (e.g., loops, tags, running sutures), proper use of body mechanics to prevent obstruction of the surgeon’s view.
  • Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis. Ensures all safety measures related to use of electrocautery are implemented intraoperatively.
  • Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes. 
  • Selects and applies appropriate wound dressings and provides assistance in securing drainage systems to tissue.
 

Qualifications
What Will You Need:        

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Graduate from a school of surgical technology, LPN program, or military training program for surgical technology
  • Completion of a training program for surgical first assisting
 
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
  • Experience in the clinical setting related to area of specialty
  • Previous first assistant experience related to the area of specialty
 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

  • N/A
 
Job Summary:

The Surgical First Assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient.  The Surgical First Assistant also performs pre-operative and post-operative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. These functions are performed during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations.  Collaborates as part of the OR team to ensure efficient and timely room set up and turnover. Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.



This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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