HCA, Hospital Corporation of America CVOR Registered Nurse First Assist in Anchorage, Alaska

Up to $40,000 in combined relocation and sign-bonus for those with a minimum of 5 years of CVOR/First Assist Experience

Alaska Regional Hospital consistently achieves top ratings and recognition for outstanding quality performance and excellent clinical outcomes. To achieve this level of high-quality, compassionate patient care, we depend on the collaborative efforts of our entire team, from physicians, to clinical specialists, and support staff. Anchorage is a thriving community offering plenty of opportunities to have fun. Alaska boasts some of the most incredible scenic beauty around the world and draws visitors year-round who come for a vacation and end up making Alaska home. Alaskans enjoy all the amenities of an urban lifestyle that includes performing arts, museums, cultural activities, shopping and fine dining only minutes from the great outdoors. You can enjoy golfing under the midnight sun, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing and other popular outdoor activities a short distance from home.

Under the direction of the surgeon, assists in performing safe operations with optimal outcomes for the patient.

_Essential Function/Duties:_ Collaborates with surgeon and health care team in performing safe operations. Assesses the patient pre-operatively and develops a nursing care plan based on the assessment. Practices in collaboration with and under the direction of the surgeon during the intra-operative phase. Assists in positioning skin preparation and draping of the patient. Provides homeostasis, wound exposure, handles tissues appropriately to reduce the potential for injury, sutures tissue, and applies dressings to the wound under the direction of the surgeon. Uses surgical instruments skillfully in ways consistent with their design and purpose. Evaluates the patient post-operatively and participates in discharge planning. Communicates information to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Performs other duties in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Alaska.

Skill in peri-operative nursing practice. Ability to apply principles of asepsis and infection control. Knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, patho-physiology, and operative technique related to operative procedures in which the RN assists. Ability to perform effectively in stressful and emergency situations. Ability to perform effectively as a member of the operative team. Abilities in the areas unique to the RN First Assistant. Knowledge of statutes, regulations and institutional processes as related to the RN First Assistant position. Strong problem solving skills.

_Education:_Graduate of an accredited professional nursing program. Successful completion of First Assistant educational program and required internship. *Experience*:Five (5) years OR experience including two (2) years scrub experience and open heart experience. Minimum 2 years RNFA experience recommended. _Licensure_: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse with the Alaska State Board of Nursing. BLS, ACLS, PALS-AHA certifications required.

Title: CVOR Registered Nurse First Assist

Location: Alaska-Anchorage-Alaska Regional Hospital

Requisition ID: 01406-4718