Assists surgeons working interdependently and under their direction. Functions include, but are not limited to:
Preoperative skin preparation, positioning the patient, draping the patient, providing homeostasis, providing exposure, properly handling tissue, properly using instruments, suturing, cleaning surgical area and application of dressings, and other duties as requested by the surgeon that fall within the scope of licensure. RNFA under physician supervision performs the following functions. Performs preoperative patient assessments, performs discharge summary dictation and is the contact point among in-house and community referral physicians, patients and their family members, and surgeons. Performs surgical preparatory procedures (eg foley catheter insertion). Assists in transporting the patient postoperatively, communicates information to the post-anesthesia care unit. (PACU)
Graduate of an School of Professional Nursing
Graduate of an RNFA program accepted by the Certification Board Perioperative Nursing
Basic certified life support or advanced certified life support(preferred)
RNFAs are encouraged to sit for the CRNFA examination once they have met requirements for examination.
Experience: Previous experience preferred
At least one year for a position
License to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia or Compact Licensure Agreement
Current AHA BLS certification.
Community Health System