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RN-First Assist Lead

Company: SSM Health
Location: Bridgeton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Responsible for implementing and managing all aspects of operating room related to a designated specialty for clinical and administrative processes, including development and implementation of clinical and programmatic policies and procedures, input into operational and educational budgets, education and training and process improvement. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Assumes day to day accountability for the delivery of quality services for designated specialty operating room. Evaluates care and assures care is carried out in accordance with regulatory, accrediting and professional practice standards, policies and procedures.
Facilitates interdisciplinary relationships to support improvements in care delivery, patient, staff and physician satisfaction.
Provides designated specialty operating room clinical oversight through development, implementation and maintenance of specialty policies and procedures, develops and oversees specialty surgery training programs for staff and development and maintenance of patient care standards of practice.
Manages the activities of professional, clinical, technical and support staff. Facilitates the training, continuing education of staff members in designated specialty operating room. Provides direction and support to staff to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. Trains, develop and gives input to evaluate staff.
Ensures that processes and services are continuously monitored for quality, cost effectiveness and efficiency. Leads process and quality improvement activities for designated specialty operating room.
Provides service excellence to customers by delivering timely, high quality care in a courteous and respectful manner and adheres to and incorporates all customer service standards in patient care and work practices.
Provides cost effective services through recommended changes in practice that increase efficiency and minimizes waste, appropriate use/handling of supplies, equipment and instruments, decreasing turnover time for better utilization, and minimizing overtime.
Demonstrates accountability for own professional practices through participating in additional learning experiences to increase professional competency, functioning as a resource person to colleagues, patients/families, and providers.
Performs in the circulating, scrub or RNFA role as assigned.
As an SSM health nurse, demonstrates the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model. Utilizes the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations.
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION
Effective January 1, 2020, the education level for entry into an RNFA program and, subsequently, RNFA practice will be the baccalaureate degree. AORN recommends that RNs who were practicing as RNFAs prior to January 1, 2020, who do not have a baccalaureate degree be permitted to continue to practice as RNFAs

EXPERIENCE
Three years' registered nurse first assistant experience in related specialty

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
Constant standing and walking.
Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
Occasional driving.
Rare crawling and running.

Keywords: SSM Health, Springfield , RN-First Assist Lead, Healthcare , Bridgeton, Illinois

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