Registered Nurse (RN)- Surgical Assistant (Cardiac)Job ID 306822 Date posted 05/23/2023
- Phoenix, AZ
- Full Time
- Surgical Assistant
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The Surgical Assistant is accountable for the delivery of direct patient care and may oversee care provided by assistive personnel. When patient care is provided the nursing process of assessing, diagnosing, outcome identification, planning, implementing and evaluating is the basis for care. The Surgical Assistant assesses and plans in collaboration with the patient, significant other and interdisciplinary healthcare team to meet the patient's educational and discharge needs. This individual serves as a liaison between the physician and patients and provides accurate information about the surgeon's practice and anticipated procedures. The Surgical Assistant must be an experienced perioperative nurse who can perform an expanded perioperative role under the direction of the physician, and provide surgical assistance to physicians, fellows or residents throughout surgery. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required. The ANA Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2004), the AAACN Ambulatory Care Nursing Administration and Practice Standards (2004), the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing (2001), the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Guidelines provide a basis for practice.
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- BSN preferred. All entry-level associate degree registered nurses must provide documented evidence of program completion of the baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within five years from the last day of the month of the RN start date.
- Three years operating room experience required.
- Completion of a nurse first assistant educational program within six months of hire required.
- Collects, compares, sorts and prioritizes information to be used in the decision-making process for groups of patients and employees.
- Works flexible hours that may include days, evenings, nights, holidays, weekends and on-call.
- Adapts to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting.
- Exhibits excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills
- Strong computer skills preferred.
- Current Arizona registered nurse licensure required;
- Basic Life Support Certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date. Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) Competency.
$84,552 - $126,921 / year
Will support the Cardiothoracic Surgery department in the Operating Room. Hours may vary based on block schedule and needs of the department.
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