The First Assistant RN will function as the primary assistant to the physician in the clinic, hospital or operating room, working directly with the physician and patients to help deliver exemplary medical care in both the clinical and hospital setting. This position will assist the physician in all aspects of the medical practice including preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative treatment of the patient.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Primary role: scrubs for cases in major surgical services according to established procedures and standards requiring advanced knowledge of anatomy, surgical instruments, surgeons' preference and other technical knowledge.
Assists the physician with preoperative pain management, in collaboration with other health care providers.
Performs preoperative evaluation and focused nursing assessments. Writes preoperative orders according to protocols.
Communicates and collaborates with other health care providers regarding the patient plan of care.
Serves as an intra-operative surgical first-assistant, while using instruments and medical devices, providing exposure, handling and cutting tissue, providing hemostasis, and suturing tissue (ACL graft preparation, vein harvesting, etc.).
Performs postoperative patient management, in collaboration with other health care providers, in the immediate postoperative period and beyond. Participates in postoperative rounds. Writes postoperative orders and operative notes according to established protocols.
Assists with discharge planning and identifying appropriate community resources as needed.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
At least two years of operating room experience required.
Must have good communication skills.
Must have excellent knowledge of operating room protocol.
Must be able to work effectively with all hospital departments.
Must have excellent knowledge of patient protocols within a clinic setting.
Must be able to work well with all members of the office staff.
Must be able to assist the physician in all aspects of the practice including assisting in surgery.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!