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Registered Nurse - First Assistant - Cardiac Surgery

Company: Community Health Systems
Location: Bend
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

*All positions are located in Fresno/Clovis CA*

We are currently offering a $10,000 Sign On Bonus at hire for candidates meeting specialty experience bonus requirements.

We are currently seeking candidates who are interested in an exciting career in Cardiac Surgery. With the expansion of the new Heart and Lung Institute opening in 2022, we are seeking experienced Registered Nurses who are looking for a challenging career on our exclusive Cardiac Surgery team.

As a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA), you will have the unique opportunity to partner with highly skilled surgeons and guide staff though multiple disciplines, develop close relationships with specialists and anesthesiologists alike, and be able to make a difference in the lives of thousands. You can expect to see the following types of cases: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) on and off pump, Aortic Valve replacement(s) (both SAVR and TAVR), Mitral Valve Replacements and Repairs and many more.

We know that our ability to provide the highest level of care begins with our incredible staff. Because of this, we provide unique benefits like free concierge services to run your errands while you work and well-being support through on-demand resources, as well as excellent retirement options and core benefits. Financial benefits are important too, and outside base compensation we provide relocation bonuses if you are moving to our wonderful community.

Your Career at Community - Opportunity. Challenge. Growth.

In your role, you will provide direct patient care in the surgical environment and works collaboratively with the surgeon and other team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes. You will work under the direct supervision of the surgeon during the intraoperative phase. The RN First Assistant (RNFA) may not concurrently function as the Scrub Nurse while functioning as an RNFA.

Experience and Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing and one year relevant experience in area of specialty.
  • Successful completion of an RNFA program that meets the Association of Perioperative RN (AORN) standards.
  • Credentialed by the CMC Medical Staff Office as an Allied Health Professional and privileged to perform RN First Assistant standardized procedures.
  • Current California Registered Nurse License.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Current ACLS certification or obtained within 6 months of entry into job. Preferences:
    • Current Certified RN First Assistant (CRNFA) certification and/or Certification in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR) from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). Please note: Per the CDPH order, all healthcare workers are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption and test regularly.

      Please note: If any bonuses are noted, they are only applicable to external hires and those candidates meeting current bonus requirements.

Keywords: Community Health Systems, Bend , Registered Nurse - First Assistant - Cardiac Surgery, Other , Bend, Oregon

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