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Registered Nurse (RN) - Certified, First Assistant OR

Fountain Valley, California


Join a team of caring, compassionate Nurses at MemorialCare whose dedication has earned them the highly coveted Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing and patient care across all of our facilities. The Registered Nurse provides a high level of professionalism, compassion and commitment to our patients by providing safe, efficient patient care through the health experience. MemorialCare Nurses exude the highest standards for nursing excellence, quality patient care, professional innovation and inter-professional collaboration.

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"I’ve worked at Long Beach Medical Center for almost 20 years, the majority of which has been spent as a bedside RN. With the support of the organization I was able to attain my Bachelor’s and then Master’s Degree by participating in the Tuition Reimbursement program. I’ve always felt one of the best things about Nursing is that I learn something new almost every day. I recently became a Clinical Educator and am finding it incredibly rewarding to not only facilitate education for others, but to continue building my own knowledge base with each new opportunity. These hallways have seen me say goodbye to loved ones, hold my baby for the first time, make life-long friends, and advance my career. My heart is where my home is, and my home is here!"
- Karen Walker, RN, Clinical Educator, Cardiac Monitor Unit

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  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental and Vision plans (HMO & PPO) & Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

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    MemorialCare is committed to providing an environment and culture that empowers its employees to maintain or improve well-being through our nationally recognized "Good Life" program.

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    A fully integrated PTO plan which includes; vacation, sick leave, holidays & personal days.

  • Life and Disability Insurance

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Regular

Job Listing:ORA004780

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) – First Assistant

Location: Fountain Valley, CA

Department: Surgery Services

Status: Full-Time

Shift:Days (12hrs.)

Pay Range: $60.19 - $94.47

Sign-On: $10,000.00

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion Synergy and Integrity. The employee shall support Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.

The Operating Room Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a member of the surgical team. The RNFA practices in collaboration with, and under the direction of the surgeon during the intra-operative phase. The RNFA utilizes the nursing process and AORN nursing practice standards. The RNFA functions as an Operating Room Circulator or RN scrub when not assigned the RNFA role. Responsibilities include directing unlicensed employee activity, synthesizing patient information, assessment of patients, planning of care/intervention, teaching patients/family, implementation of treatment plan/MD orders, and evaluation of care rendered. The RNFA must use effective oral communication and document data relevant to the care of the patients. The RNFA utilizes knowledge of patient age, cultural diversity, and psychosocial or spiritual needs into the patient’s plan of care. The RNFA contributes to the promotion of quality nursing care through performance improvement processes that demonstrates positive outcomes in patient care. In addition, the RNFA collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure safe and effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

·Utilizes the nursing process and AORN standards as a framework for the management of patient care.

·Demonstrates leadership and serves as a link between the surgical suite and the rest of the hospital to provide continuity of care during the intra-operative phase of surgery.

·Delegates to licensed and unlicensed personnel

·Demonstrates the ability to utilize effective critical thinking skills.

·Prioritizes essential functions to focus on the needs of the surgical patient.

·Demonstrates knowledge of the clinical information system and applies principles to patient documentation.

·Contributes to an effective and safe working environment.

·Advocates for the sedated or anesthetized surgical patient.

·Serves as a role model and mentors new staff members.

·Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights. Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial and other sensitive material in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients and or employees.

·Demonstrates the ability to use good customer service skills by managing and acknowledging patient family-significant other expectations.

·Demonstrates tact, sensitivity and discretion.

·Demonstrates the ability to integrate knowledge of job specific competencies.

·Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and Operating Room technique

·Provides exposure through appropriate use of surgical instrumentation, suctioning and sponging techniques

·Handles, and dissects tissues in collaboration with surgeon

·Assists surgeon with coagulation

·Sutures muscles, fascia, subcutaneous and skin tissue in collaboration with surgeon

·Demonstrates the ability to function in the role of the Operating Room Circulator or Scrub when not assigned to the RNFA role.

·Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives

·Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner

·Ability to prioritize and multitask

*Placement in the pay range is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, relevant years of experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, there may be additional compensation available for this role, including but not limited to, shift differentials, extra shift incentives, and bonus opportunities. Health and wellness is our passion at MemorialCare—that includes taking good care of employees and their dependents. We offer high quality health insurance plan options, so you can select the best choice for your family. And there’s more...Check out our MemorialCare Benefits for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Current California RN license
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or higher preferred
  • One year plus years of RNFA experience
  • Computer, internet, order entry and word processing experience preferred
  • Ability to fulfill the on-call requirement of the department
  • Current AHA BLS & ACLS from AHA required
  • Current Nurse Operating Room Certification
  • Current RNFA certification

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