Tower Health

About Tower Health

 

Job Category:

Nurse

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

19464

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

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Registered Nurse First Assistant

Tower Health - Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Posted: 11/17/2018

Overview

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

 

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

 

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

 

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives

Responsibilities

RN First Assistant's are responsible for delivering quality care to the patient during their peri-operative experience.

In this role you perform all functions as delegated by the surgeon and within the realm of the RNFA experience, skill, ability and Nurse Practice Act.

  • Directs and guides patient teaching, activities of ancillary personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing.
  • Provides proper wound exposure through retraction. 
  • Facilitates hemostasis by sponging, pressure, suction and application of hemostats, ligatures and using electrocautery (bipolar), collagens, bone wax and homeostatic agents, etc.   
  • Injects local anesthesia under direction and/or discretion of the surgeon. 
  • Correctly approximates tissue layers such as fascia, peritoneum, subcutaneous tissue and skin under surgeons direction and supervision. 
  • Practices under the direct supervision of the surgeon while dividing and manipulating tissue. 
  • Inserts and secures drains under surgeons direction and supervision. 
  • Participates in RNFA call schedule per departmental policy.
  • Acts in the circulating and scrub roles to maintain skill level.
 
 
Qualifications
  • Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing
  • Two or more years of operating room nursing experience 
  • Successful completion of a Nurse First Assistant program
  • CNOR required

  • CRNFA preferred

  • Licensed and currently registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Valid Healthcare Provider CPR certification required through the American Heart Association

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