We are looking for an RN First Assist to join our extraordinary surgical team!
What You Will Do:As an Associate with St. Agnes Healthcare-MD, you will have the opportunity to provide direct assistance to surgeons during surgical procedures.Responsibilities:Positions patient to give best exposure for surgical procedure, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.Implement physicians’s orders to provide visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.Utilizes appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.Assists with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.
Why Join Ascension:
Compensation/Benefits:At Ascension, we care for the people who are the foundation of our work to fulfill our mission: our associates. We offer a comprehensive benefit package inclusive of medical, dental, vision, retirement, and generous PTO. Associates can also take advantage of other great benefits like tuition reimbursement or adoption assistance. Ascension St. Agnes:We are a 251 bed, full-service teaching hospital with residency programs in a number of medical and surgical specialties. We have over 3,500 employees and in 2017, we gave back over $31 million dollars to the Baltimore community in charitable giving. What You Will Need:Registered Nurse credentialed from the Maryland Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) and/or BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Preferred Credential(s):Certified Registered Nurse specializing in Operating Room credentialed from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). Certified Registered Nurse specializing in First Assistant credentialed from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). Pediatric Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.As an equal opportunity employer, Saint Agnes Hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, veterans status, military service, or any other legally protected 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 from applicants.
About this company
St. Vincent’s Health System encourages its nurses to provide personalized, compassionate care for all patients, regardless of what they’re struggling with, and we give you the resources and support to do it. We want a collaborative environment, where nurses work side-by-side with skilled providers in both patient care and deciding policy. We believe in balancing high-touch with high-tech, and that reputation draws patients to us from more than 40 Birmingham-area zip codes. When you join St. Vincent’s you become part of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit and largest faith-based health system, which is recognized nationally for its commitment to quality, safety and healing.
Location/Region: Baltimore, MD