RN/Registered Nurse First Assist - Hampden

Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center

 

Location:  US:PA:Enola

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift: Days
Hours:  Days

Recruiter Contact:  Jennifer Klinger at jklinger3@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

 

Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center will bring acute inpatient medical services to communities in Cumberland, Perry, and York counties.  The facility, set to open in Fall 2021, will feature 108 private inpatient beds and an attached outpatient medical office building.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of opening a new hospital with a highly collaborative and team-oriented culture. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

This job is responsible for providing direct patient care as part of a perioperative (operating room) team, assisting the operating surgeon by performing activities such as maintaining hemostasis, providing wound exposure, manipulating tissues with surgical instrumentation (e.g.suturing, wound closure) and other related tasks. An incumbent uses acquired and intuitive knowledge to anticipate, prevent and/or respond to circumstances that could compromise the patient's well-being; documents patient/family pre-operative care and teaching, operative roles following surgical procedure, post-operative care/assessment and discharge planning in accordance with established guidelines. Work is performed under the direction of an operating surgeon and within scope of practice.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Current licensure as a registered nurse by the State Board of Nursing required.

 

Certification in operating room nursing (CNOR) required.

 

Current BLS Certification required.

 

Successful completion of an accredited/approved postgraduate RN First Assistant education program (acceptable to the Association of Operating Room Nurses [AORN] and that meets the statues, regulations, and organization standards relevant to RNFA credentialing standards)

 

Four (4) years of diversified OR nursing work experience (e.g. scrub and/or circulator), preferably in an acute care setting

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

BSN degree preferred

 

Certification as an RN-First Assistant (CRNFA) preferred.

 

Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

 

Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time

 

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

 

Dental and Vision Benefits

 

Matching 401K retirement plan

 

Tuition assistance

 

ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA: 

 

We are proud to possess a vibrant urban area surrounded by small town rural communities which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Harrisburg Symphony, Allenberry Resort & Playhouse and The Chambersburg Community Theater, museums, Jubilee Day (oldest 1 day street fair on the east coast), farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region.  For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, skiing, and hunting.  For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Washington Nationals AA Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the Williams Grove Speedway.   South Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as the Poconos’s, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City, Pittsburgh, and the eastern shore.

 

 

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report.  This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

 

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