CarolinaEast Health System is dedicated to quality and compassionate care across the Coastal Carolina region. The flagship of the health system is a 350 bed full service medical center housing a complete complement of inpatient and outpatient services with the latest technology. CarolinaEast Health System employs 2,500 dedicated team members. We have physician practices in various specialties spanning four counties. Our employees create a culture of excellence that connects our patients to the same level of care that is usually found at larger medical centers while maintaining a friendly, community feel throughout our facilities. CarolinaEast offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees as well as benefits to part time plus and part time employees.
The Operating Room has up to 12 anesthesia provided rooms, including 2 Open Heart rooms and 1 Urology room equipped with fluoroscopy. Specialty services include ENT/ORAL, General, Plastic, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Urology, Thoracic/Vascular, Neurosurgery, Pain, Open Heart, Robotics and endoscopic, and minimally invasive surgery by specialty. The Operating Room strives to meet the surgical needs of the surrounding counties and its physicians by providing compassionate, high quality surgical services ranging from ambulatory procedures to high acuity procedures for adults and pediatrics.
Job Summary: The RNFA is a nursing professional whose practice is an extension of perioperative nursing and has acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide the surgical team with assistance within the Operating Room and other similar settings. Assists surgery teams with assigned surgical patients pre and post operatively. This position is for an open heart team member, so open heart experience is preferred.
Busy Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular (CTV) programs.The CVOR RNFA works as a First Assist to Cardiovascular Surgeons. Some common procedures that the RNFA will first assist on are coronary artery bypass, aortic valve replacement and mitral valve surgery. 250 open heart cases a year. The RNFA will autonomously harvest vein for CVOR and vascular cases. Other job duties include assisting with all CTV cases.RN first assistants play a hands-on role in surgical procedures by controlling bleeding, suturing incisions and wounds and intervening if complications arise.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited School of Nursing or comparable life experiences to achieve exemption letter. Current RN license with North Carolina State Board of Nursing. The RNFA must have completed and passed an approved, structured course in First Assisting. In addition, certification in Perioperative Nursing is required. 1-2 years CVOR experience is required. Mainly focused on CVOR, Vascular and Thoracic service. Robotic experience would be a plus. Knowledge of current trends and techniques in nursing. Possesses the ability to relate effectively to patients, their families, physicians, staff, and all others using proper channels of communication. Recognizes the importance of being a professional role model for others. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/ area's/ department's policies and procedures.
***Hourly rate does not include CVOR differential***
***Sign-on bonus of $10,000.00 for candidates with one year or more experience***
***Relocation reimbursement of $5,000.00 based on our guidelines***
Internal Number: 14542
About CarolinaEast Health System
CarolinaEast Medical Center, located in picturesque New Bern, North Carolina, is at the heart of the CarolinaEast Health System. This 350 bed, full service facility houses a full compliment of inpatient and outpatient services. In addition to comfortable medical/surgical areas, the medical center has dedicated units for heart care, critical care, intensive care, women's care, pediatric care, orthopedic care, surgical care and cancer care. Since beginning our service to the region in 1963, CarolinaEast Health System has kept pace with the expanding health care needs of our rapidly growing community. Leading edge health care practices have driven our successes over the years. Our visionary medical staff, currently comprised of over 230 board certified physicians keenly in tune with the medical needs of our region, have been a strong force behind our successfully meeting those needs. Our doctors, partnered with our staff of over 1800 caring medical professional and support personnel, means our patients will have a team that will work together with the patients good health at the center of their mission. From diagnosis, through treatment, rehabilitation and on to recovery you can trust that ... When It Comes To Health Care, All You Need to Know is CarolinaEast.