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RN First Assist

Company: Alaska Regional Hospital
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:


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Our Mission- Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.For us, it's all about people. Here at HCA, you will find that caring extends to our patients, employees, and the communities we serve. It is demonstrated by industry leading patient satisfaction scores, defined pathways for your personal and professional growth, and the impact of the over 30,000 volunteer hours we provide annually. Our dedication has led to awards of recognition including being named a World's Most Admired Company by Fortune Magazine. Are you looking for an employer with many different career options and a people-focused culture? You've come to the right place. HCA at a glance.A few of the benefits we provide you:

  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Full Medical, Dental, Life, Disability and Vision Insurance
  • 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure)
  • New Extended Family Leave
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discount ProgramBe a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!Alaska Regional's 1,000 employees and medical staff of more than 550 independent practitioners are known for their expertise, compassion and skills - proving that bigger is not always better. As the only non-medical hospital in the state with its own landing strip, patients and families from throughout our state look to Alaska Regional for critical care. The 250-bed hospital is also recognized for outstanding quality performance, patient-centered culture, excellent clinical outcomes and cutting-edge technology.
    Alaska Regional is part of HCA's network of more than 300 affiliate hospitals, outpatient centers and business offices across the country - offering employees the opportunity for travel and relocation. HCA and Alaska Regional are all about caring for people, and that care extends to patients, families and employees.

    Alaska boasts incredible scenic beauty, drawing visitors year-round who come for a vacation and end up making Alaska home. Alaskans enjoy all the amenities of an urban lifestyle - including performing arts, museums, cultural activities, shopping and fine dining - while living minutes from outdoor adventures in The Last Frontier.

    Under the direction of the surgeon, assists in performing safe operations with optimal outcomes for the patient.

    Essential Function/Duties:
    Collaborates with surgeon and health care team in performing safe operations. Assesses the patient pre-operatively and develops a nursing care plan based on the assessment. Practices in collaboration with and under the direction of the surgeon during the intra-operative phase. Assists in positioning skin preparation and draping of the patient. Provides homeostasis, wound exposure, handles tissues appropriately to reduce the potential for injury, sutures tissue, and applies dressings to the wound under the direction of the surgeon. Uses surgical instruments skillfully in ways consistent with their design and purpose. Evaluates the patient post-operatively and participates in discharge planning. Communicates information to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Performs other duties in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Alaska.

    Skill in peri-operative nursing practice. Ability to apply principles of asepsis and infection control. Knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, patho-physiology, and operative technique related to operative procedures in which the RN assists. Ability to perform effectively in stressful and emergency situations. Ability to perform effectively as a member of the operative team. Abilities in the areas unique to the RN First Assistant. Knowledge of statutes, regulations and institutional processes as related to the RN First Assistant position. Strong problem solving skills.
    Education: Graduate of an accredited professional nursing program. Successful completion of First Assistant educational program and required internship.
    Experience: Five (5) years OR experience including two (2) years scrub experience and open heart experience. Minimum 2 years RNFA experience recommended.
    Licensure: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse with the Alaska State Board of Nursing. BLS, ACLS, PALS-AHA certifications required.

Keywords: Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage , RN First Assist, Healthcare , Anchorage, Alaska

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