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RN First Assistant - FT

Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield Type Full time Posted 7/2/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/29/2014
CA - California (All) - Bakersfield Referral - n/a -    


The Registered Nurse First Assistant is a perioperative nurse who works in collaboration with the surgeon and other health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes. During the assisting phase and until conclusion of the operative procedure the RNFA is under the direction of the Surgeon. As needed, the RNFA may provide patient care by circulating or scrubbing surgical procedures. During surgical procedures the RNFA does not function concurrently as a Scrub Nurse. The RNFA provides personalized patient care for the preoperative and postoperative phases by using the perioperative nursing process to plan and implement patient care and education. Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours to include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours. Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violation of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization's standards/code of conduct. The employee shall work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. Minimum of 5 years of Operating Room experience. Previous RNFA experience preferred. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in applying principles of asepsis and infection control. Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative procedures wherein the RNFA assists. Must have the ability to read, write and speak English. CA RN License, RNFA, ACLS and CPR required. Requirements for RNFA are successful completion of an RNFA program that meets the AORN standards for RN first assistant education programs.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield is a member of Dignity Health and has served Bakersfield and the surrounding Communities for more than 100 years.

Mercy has two campuses in Bakersfield to meet the needs of the growing community. The Truxtun Campus, located at 2215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 was founded in 1910 by the Sisters of Mercy. This acute care hospital in the downtown area and is licensed for 194 beds. The Truxtun Campus offers a full range of services including medical/ surgical care, emergency services, intensive care, peri-operative and ambulatory services. This facility employs over 1,000 people.

The Southwest Campus located at 400 Old River Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311 was built in 1992 and is the only acute care hospital in Bakersfield west of the 99 Freeway. This 78-bed hospital also offers a full range of services including emergency services, obstetrics and women's care, medical/surgical care, and orthopedic services. In 2009, the Orthopedic and Hand Center opened offering comprehensive orthopedic services to the community. This facility employs over 400 people.

Area consumers consistently select Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield as their Hospital of Choice.


  • FREE health insurance premiums for you and your dependents

  • Paid life insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Retirement and Pension Plans

  • Paid time off for vacation and holidays

  • Mercy Hospital and Mercy Southwest Hospitals are smoke-free facilities.

  • Relocation Assistance for eligible employees

  • Incentive Bonus Potential for Management