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RN First Assist - OR, Towson, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
CountryUnited States
What You Will Do:

RN - First Assist - Operating Room
Full-Time - Day Shift (Hours: M-F 7a-5:30p 4 days a week)
Towson, Maryland

The University Of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) in Towson, MD is seeking an RN First Assist to join the Surgical Team.

The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) functions under the direct supervision of the operating surgeon when in the assisting role. The RNFA assists with the pre-operative preparation of the patient to provide hemostasis and exposure throughout the operative procedure. The RNFA is able to function in the scrub and circulating roles as available.

UM SJMC is a top surgical facility, where more than 18,000 inpatient and outpatient procedures are performed annually. The surgical staff is comprised of nearly 300 surgeons and 30 anesthesiologists. RNs, technicians and administrative staff care for patient needs with competence, compassion, and respect.

Surgical Specialties: Cardiac; ENT; General, Gynecologic, Liver & Pancreas, Minimally Invasive; Neurosurgery; Orthopaedic, Plastic, Thoracic; Urologic; Vascular.

When you come to UM SJMC you are coming to more than simply a beautiful 37-acre, 224- bed suburban Towson, MD campus. You are embarking on a professional journey that encourages opportunities, values a team atmosphere, and makes convenience and flexibility a priority.

As a First Assist at UM-St. Joseph, you will experience:
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage - Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, and more!
  • Free Parking & On-Site Fitness Center
  • Recognition: We have a positive points recognition program designed to reward and recognize our outstanding employees; employees can also recognize their peers
  • On-Site Daycare

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Bachelor's degree (required)
  • Completion of Accredited RNFA Program.
  • 5 years diversified perioperative experience in both scrub and circulating roles (required).
Certifications & Licensures
  • Current Maryland Nursing Licensure (required)
  • BCLS Certification (required)
  • Current CNOR status (required)
  • ACLS Certification (required)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in applying principles of asepsis and infection control.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative technique relevant to operative procedures.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, basic computer skills, Microsoft outlook, strong customer service skills.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center