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RN First Assist

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22 Sep 2022
$20,000 Sign-on Bonus

Beaumont is now offering a $20,000 sign-on bonus to regular full-time RNFA new hires! Apply today to speak with a Recruiter to learn more.


The certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) in accordance to the American College of Surgeon (ACS) provides direct aid to the primary surgeon in all aspects of surgery peri-operatively. This includes; exposure, hemostasis, closure (multi-modality), and all other technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation leading to optimal results. Also, they aid in the implantation, removal, manipulation, and securing of devices, prosthetics, tissues, and drains. In addition to, they may even harvest vein, arterial, and tissue grafts. The RNFA performs all of these functions under the direct supervision of the Surgeon. Lastly, the RNFA may also serve in the capacity of a Clinical Nurse.


  1. The RNFA applies the nursing process utilizing critical thinking skills in all areas of the First Assistant role.

  1. Analyzes, interprets and prioritizes data in order to provide individualized care based upon complex clinical judgment in all areas of the First Assistant role.

  1. The RNFA establishes and maintains a safe peri operative environment.

  1. Patient advocate assists in prep and sanitation of O.R. suites in order to insure safe patient environment and facilitate timely turnover.

  1. Assist in processing of instruments as needed.

  1. The RNFA provides technical assistance under the direction of the surgeon throughout the peri-operative phase including visualization of the operative site, exposure, hemostasis, closure, & all other advanced technical aspects of the operative procedure (See above job description).

  1. The RNFA establishes and maintains a professional relationship with all members of the peri operative team (Any function as an RN circulator)

  1. The RNFA maintains and directly manipulates all equipment pertinent to all surgical procedures.

  1. Coordinates all equipment and supplies for each case based on a protocol and/or Dr. preference list.

  1. Corporate online, department equipment, and online mandatory competencies met yearly.

  1. Maintains professional conduct.

  1. Consistently updates self on all department and corporate communication via email, meetings, and corporate literature.

  1. Training, teaching, and precepting additional members of the surgical team.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.


  1. Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process.
  2. Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others.
  3. Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health's customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code.
  4. Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information.
  5. Supports and participates in a collaborative team oriented environment - cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.
  6. Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules - including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.
  7. Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization.
  8. Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  1. Education / Training:
  • Bachelors of Science-Nursing.
  • Completion of approved/accredited RNFA program.
  1. Work Experience :
  • Experience preferred, not required.
  1. Certification, Licensure, Registration :
  • Current Michigan RN licensure required
  • Certification in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR).
  • Certification as a FA (CRNFA).
  • AHA BLS and ACLS Certification.
  1. Other Qualifications :
  • Must possess the following: excellent communication skills, excellent organization skills, basic computer skills, and able to delegate effectively.

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  • Job Reference: 718772146-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Beaumont Health
  • Location: Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent