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Queen's Health Systems RN First Assistant (D/E 40 West) in Ewa Beach, Hawaii

RESPONSIBILITIES

Effective Date: 02/16

I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:

• The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a registered nurse with specialized education, enabling the RNFA to directly assist the surgeon by controlling bleeding, providing wound exposure, suturing and other surgical tasks. These tasks are outside the scope of practice of registered nurses without first assistant training.

• The role of RNFA to the surgeon requires the performance of a combination of nursing and medical functions with the RNFA practicing under the supervision of the surgeon during surgery.

• The scope of practice of QMC RNFAs shall comply with State law regulating the practice of RNFAs (HAR, Title 16, Chapter 89 & HRS §457).

II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• Essential functions- Continuous: lifting up to 2 lbs., seeing, hearing, talking, grasping, fingering. Frequent to continuous: standing, walking, stooping, forward reaching, handling.

• Frequent: pushing and pulling up to 30 psi, lifting up to 10 lbs., sitting, bending.

• Occasional to frequent: squatting, twisting.

• Occasional: pushing and pulling up to 70 psi; lifting: horizontal lift/carry up to 75 lbs. with assistance, floor to waist up to 35 lbs., waist to shoulder up to 25 lbs., overhead level up to 15 lbs.; carrying up to 35 lbs, running, climbing, side bending, kneeling, crouching, overhead reaching.

• Operates various machines/tools/work aids.

III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions.

• Exposure to body fluids, blood products, and communicable diseases.

• Work environment may be highly stressful, fast paced and hectic.

• Management of confused/disoriented and combative patients may involve tasks which may compromise physical safety.

IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:

• Current Hawaii state license as a Registered Nurse.

• Graduate of a formal first assist program.

• Current BLS, ACLS, and CNOR certification. Certifications must be maintained.

B. EXPERIENCE:

• Three (3) years experience in perioperative nursing.

• Experience to demonstrate the following:

o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

o Flexibility, sound judgment and adaptability in decision-making, problem solving, emergency management, and team building to function as an effective team member.

o Ability to maintain professional manner at all times.

SCOPE OF SERVICE

Surgical Services at The Queens Medical Center – West Oahu provides support for elective surgeries Monday-Friday 6:45am-5:15pm. After hours and weekend emergency surgeries are supported by an on call team. The department consists of 4 operating rooms and 2 procedure rooms. Services are provided for patients 14 and older. Surgery services provided may include General, Urology, Orthopedics, Gynecologic, Plastic, Dental/Maxillofacial, Otolaryngology, and Minor Neurosurgery

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet

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