We Are Hiring
Registered Nurse First Assistant II - Surgery IP 001 - Full-Time
Day 40 Hours Weekly - Ascension Borgess Hospital - Kalamazoo,
7a-5p. Weekend, holidays, and call per unit rotation. Float
position between Main Operating room and Same Day Surgery.
Why Join Ascension?
Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million
people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and
bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region's
largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part
of Ascension since 1999.
What You Will Do
As an Associate with Ascension Borgess, the Registered Nurse
First Assistant is first and foremost a Registered Nurse. The
Registered Nurse First Assistant provides nursing care within
Borgess Medical Center. The practice of professional nursing is the
systematic application of specialized knowledge and skill, derived
from biological, physical and behavioral sciences to care, treat,
counsel and health teaching of individuals who are experiencing
changes in normal health processes or who require assistance in the
maintenance of health and the prevention or management of illness,
injury or disability and demonstrates this through application of
the Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and Standards of
Professional Performance defined by the American Nurses
Association. Recognizes that each patient is a unique individual
and has the right to quality nursing care that ensures the mutual
goal set between the Registered Nurse First Assistant and patient.
Assures patient rights and privacy are protected, recognizing
personal, interpersonal and social systems. The nursing process
facilitates the promotion, maintenance and restoration of an
individual's health, incorporating knowledge of growth and
development through the life span. Knowledgeable of nursing
practice, procedures, competencies and patient care standards as
well as regulations and guidelines pertaining to nursing care.
Successful completion of competency based orientation and
maintenance of core competencies for RNFA. The scope of nursing
practice includes the teaching, direction and supervision of less
skilled personnel in the performance of delegated nursing
activities. May delegate acts, tasks or functions and bears
responsibility for the acts, tasks or functions within the scope of
delegation. Accountable to the ethical and professional standard as
defined on the ANA code, the ANA Nursing's Social Policy Statement,
the State of Michigan Public Health Code and the ANA and AORN
Standards of Clinical Practice. Accountable to adhering to the
standards set by the regulatory agencies such as, but not limited
to, the Joint Commission, Conditions of Participation of Health
Care Financial Administration and Michigan Occupational Health and
Safety (MOSHA). These accountabilities require individual
competence in nursing practice and the recognition and responsible
acceptance of individual actions and judgments.
- In collaboration with the patient and/or family, and healthcare
team, participates in open discussion to identify mutual goals
based on the nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis.
- Diagnoses, treats and evaluates the human response to actual or
potential health problems and needs.
- Evaluates the outcomes of the nursing plan of care and revises
it as necessary.
- Assesses, detects, monitors and attempts to prevent
complications associated with health situations or treatment
- Implement physicians' orders using nursing judgment through
nursing interventions and coordination of others to do the
- Notify the physician of patient condition and response to
nursing intervention appropriately and documents this action.
- Responsible for coordinating patient teaching and documentation
in collaboration with other health care providers and
- Responsible for insuring that patient's pain is assessed,
treated, reassessed, documented and evaluated. Adheres to policies
- The above is intended to describe the general content of and
requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be
construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or
What You Will Need
- Required Credential(s):
- BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association
(AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job
- Licensed Registered Nurse obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of
hire date or job transfer date.
- Must be proficient in the Perioperative practice of nursing as
a scrub/circulator for a minimum of four (4) years. Consideration
regarding length of training period will be given to Registered
Nurses who have previous experience as an RNFA.
- One (1) year of continuous employment at LHM preferred for
internal associates prior to advancing into this role.
- 2 years of operating room experience preferred.
- Scrub experience preferred.
- 2 Year College Degree
- The Registered Nurse must have an Associates of Applied Science
in Nursing (AAS) Degree or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or
RN Diploma at start date. BSN is required within six (6) years of
start date. Incumbents hired into position prior to 1/1/2015 are
grandfathered with their existing educational degrees.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to
the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color,
age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran
or marital status.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only
to individuals who have applied for a position using our official
application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of
employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information