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Registered Nurse - First Assist (RN-FA II)

Company: Ascension
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Join our Ascension Borgess Allegan Team as a Registered Nurse - First Assist (RN-FA II)

 

We offer you a competitive compensation, professional development, well-being programs and holistic growth opportunities. Work-life balance through generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, medical, dental, vision and retirement match.

What You Will Do:

The Registered Nurse First Assistant is first and foremost a Registered Nurse. Provides nursing care within Borgess Medical Center. The practice of professional nursing is the systematic application of specialized knowledge and skill, derived from biological, physical and behavioral sciences to care, treat, counsel and health teaching of individuals who are experiencing changes in normal health processes or who require assistance in the maintenance of health and the prevention or management of illness, injury or disability and demonstrates this through application of the
Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and Standards of Professional Performance defined by the American Nurses Association. Recognize that each patient is a unique individual and has the right to quality nursing care that ensures the mutual goal set between the Registered Nurse First
Assistant and patient. Assure patient rights and privacy are protected, recognizing personal, interpersonal and social systems. The nursing process facilitates the promotion, maintenance and restoration of an individual s health, incorporating knowledge of growth and development through the life span. Must be knowledgeable of nursing practice, procedures, competencies and patient care standards as well as regulations and guidelines pertaining to nursing care.

 

  • Successful completion of competency based orientation and maintenance of core competencies for RNFA.
  • In collaboration with the patient and/or family, and healthcare team, participates in open discussion to identify mutual goals based on the nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis.
  • Diagnose, treat and evaluate the human response to actual or potential health problems/needs.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the nursing plan of care and revises it as necessary.
  • Assess, detect, monitor and attempt to prevent complications associated with health situations or treatment plans.
  • Notify the physician of patient condition and response to nursing intervention appropriately and documents this action.
  • Responsible for insuring that patient's pain is assessed, treated, reassessed, documented and evaluated. Adhere to policies and procedures.
  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
  • Certified Certified Registered Nurse specializing in Operating Room obtained within 18 Months (1 1/2 year) of hire date or job transfer date required.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Education:

  • The Registered Nurse must have an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) Degree or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or RN Diploma at start date. BSN is required within six (6) years of start date. Incumbents hired into position prior to 1/1/2015 are grandfathered with their existing educational degrees.
  • Complete and pass a CCI/AORN approved First Assistant course within two (2) years.
  • Must be proficient in the Perioperative practice of nursing as a scrub/circulator for a minimum of four (4) years.
  • Consideration regarding length of training period will be given to Registered Nurses who have previous experience as an RNFA.
  • One (1) year of continuous employment at LHM.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Borgess is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement


Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension, Kalamazoo , Registered Nurse - First Assist (RN-FA II), Other , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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