Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
List of broad job specific functions that employees must be able to do:
Utilizes the nursing process and AORN standards as a framework for the management of patient care.
Administer or order diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests.
Demonstrates leadership and serves as a link between the surgical suite and the rest of the hospital to provide continuity of care during the intra-operative phase of surgery.
Delegates to licensed and unlicensed personnel.
Demonstrates the ability to utilize effective critical thinking skills.
Prioritizes essential functions to focus on the needs of the surgical patients.
Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of the clinical information system and applies principles to patient documentation.
Follow company policies, procedures and directives
Contributes to an effective and safe working environment.
Serves as a role model and mentors new staff members.
Advocates for the sedated or anesthetized surgical patient.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights. Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial and other sensitive material in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients and or employees.
Demonstrates the ability to use good customer service skills by managing and acknowledging patient family-significant other expectations.
Demonstrates the ability to integrate knowledge of job specific competencies.
Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operating room technique.
Provides exposure through appropriate use of surgical instrumentation, suctioning, and sponging technique.
Handles, and dissects tissues in collaboration with surgeon, following the standard procedure “Tissue Manipulation Intraoperative”.
Assists surgeon with coagulation, following the standard procedure “Hemostasis Intraoperative”.
Sutures muscles, fascia, subcutaneous and skin tissue in collaboration with surgeon, following the standard procedure “Wound Closure Intraoperative”.
Demonstrates the ability to function in the role of the Operating Room circulator or scrub when not assigned to the RNFA role.
Ability to be at work and be on time.
Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner.
Ability to prioritize and multitask.
List the minimum experience, skills, knowledge and abilities required to do the job.
Minimum 2 years’ experience as an RNFA
Recent Registered Nurse clinical experience in the operating room
Prefer at least 1 year experience as a CRNFA in the Cardiothoracic Surgery setting
List the education licensures or certifications preferred or required to do the job.