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Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Cardiovascular Operating Room Full Time Days $10,000 Sign On in Ocala, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/2/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Ocala, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Ocala

Job Description


RN First Assistant CVOR AdventHealth Ocala

Location Address: 1500 SW 1st Ave Ocala, Florida 34471

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Ocala
  • Horse Capital of the World
  • Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota
  • Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years
  • Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
  • Spectacular springs throughout the county
Work Hours/Shift:
FT Days
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Utilizes his/her knowledge and skills in giving safe and effective nursing care.
  • Carries out those activities delegated by the physician which concern medications, treatment, and diagnostic measures.
  • Knows available supplies and equipment and their use within the OR suite.  Uses, time, effort and materials economically.
  • Cares for specimens properly and handles their disposition according to hospital/lab policy.
  • Prepares and maintains sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment.  Assists with cleaning of rooms, restocking and updating supplies.

What You Will Need:


  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate clear communication skills and strong anticipatory skills
  • Manual dexterity, lifting, pulling, pushing of equipment, heavy instrument sets and patients required
  • Assembly of complex mechanical devices, knowledge of a broad spectrum of surgical instrumentation
  • Enhanced knowledge of a wide breath of surgical procedures, human anatomy and surgical techniques
  • Multi-tasking, organization and ability to make sound judgment
  • The ability to work under stressful circumstances


  • Documented completion of RNFA program (exception: CRNFA certified prior to 1998).
  • One to two years of general nursing experience in an acute care setting.
  • Experience with wound closure techniques


  • Current Florida RN license
  • BLS certification
  • ACLS certification
Job Summary:

This specialty trained nurse assists the surgeon in performing surgical procedures.  Responsibilities include the planning, administering and/or supervising the nursing activities on the operative patient.  Maintains a safe and aseptic environment during surgery. 

In addition, the RN First Assistant collaborates with the surgeon while performing a safe operation with optimal outcome for the patient.  The RNFA practices peri-operative nursing and must have acquired the necessary specific knowledge, skills and judgment.  The RNFA practices under the supervision of the surgeon during the intra-operative phase of the peri-operative experience.  The RNFA does not concurrently function as a scrub nurse.  The RN First Assistant may be scheduled to function in the scrub or circulating role when not assigned to FA duties.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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