RN-First Assist

RN-First Assist

SSM Health | Saint Louis, MO, 63117, US
Salary Range:$21,000 – $38,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Description

Provides direct assistance to surgeons before, during and after surgical procedures.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Positions patient to give best exposure for surgical procedure, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.
  • Implements physicians orders to provide visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
  • Utilizes appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
  • Assists with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.
  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient’s age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.
  • As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model.  Uses 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

EXPERIENCE

  • Two years' registered nurse experience in an advanced surgical specialty