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RN First Assistant

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Canton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


  • Assesses patient pre- and post-operatively from phase II anesthesia recovery thru discharge. Performs initial and ongoing nursing assessments.
  • Establishes a coordinated plan of care in collaboration with the health care team.
  • Monitors progress of hospitalized patient, assisting with discharge planning.
  • Initiates CPR and other emergency measures as required.
  • Focuses on cost-effective ways to maximize wellness, prevent illness, disability and disease.
  • Functions as a RN-first assist in tissue handling, providing exposure, using instruments, suturing, providing hemostasis and closing tissue and skin in operative setting.
  • Administers medications and treatments as ordered by physician.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Completion of Registered Nurse First Assist course required.Certifications:
      • Current state licensure and Registered Nurse (RN).
      • Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification required.Complexity of Work:
        • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Work Experience:
          • Minimum three years current clinical experience in the operating room or perioperative area.Physical Requirements:
            • Requires full range of motion; manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
            • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
            • Requires corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
            • Requires some exposure to communicable disease or bodily fluids.
            • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.Assists in the provision of surgical nursing care and treatment to a specified group of patients.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Canton , RN First Assistant, Healthcare , Canton, Ohio

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