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Registered Nurse First Assistant, St. Vincent

Company: Allegheny Health Network
Location: Erie
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Company :Allegheny Health NetworkJob Description :GENERAL OVERVIEW:
Delivers care in preoperative, intraoperative and post-operative settings to patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures and provides direct assistance to operating physician during surgical procedures.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Positions patient to give best exposure for surgical procedures, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing
patient comfort and safety. (15%)

  • Provides visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction,sponging, suctioning and irrigation. (15%)
    • Performs specialized tissue handling, dissection, or cutting techniques under the direct supervision of the operative surgeon i.e.laproscopic trocal placement, preparation of allograft or valve tissue for implant or open/endoscopic vein harvesting. (20%)
      • Chooses suture material and techniques i.e. knot tying, ligation of vessels, wound closure based on physician preference,density of tissue, support for suture line, need to evert skin edges, and cosmetic effect. (20%)
        • Demonstrates expert proficiency in all staple devices to cut and staple vessels, tissue, bowel, when applicable. (10%)RNFA implements appropriate hemostasis techniques based on surgical situation i.e. applies pressure to control hemorrhage,
          uses instrumentation to control bleeding vessels, coagulates bleeding vessels with electrosurgical devices (Cautery, Ligasure)
          and assesses blood flow to determine if chemical hemostasis is necessary. (20%)
          • Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:
            • Associate's degree in Nursing
            • RN License
            • CNOR Certification
            • BLS certification
            • ACLS certification

              Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed
              by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of
              employees to do this job.
              Compliance Requirement: This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of
              business conduct and company policies.
              As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer
              information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability
              Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data
              security guidelines established within the Company's Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.
              Furthermore, it is every employee's responsibility to comply with the company's Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to
              adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.EEO is The LawEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity ( https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf )We endeavor to make this site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact number below.For accommodation requests, please contact HR Services Online at HRServices@highmarkhealth.orgCalifornia Consumer Privacy Act Employees, Contractors, and Applicants Notice

Keywords: Allegheny Health Network, Erie , Registered Nurse First Assistant, St. Vincent, Healthcare , Erie, Pennsylvania

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