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Registered Nurse First Assist PRN Days Longmont United Hospital

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Date: Jul 7, 2018

Location: Longmont, CO, US 80501

Company: Centura Health


What if you could spend more time with your patients, pursue education and growth and count on the support of a family of talented heathcare professionals?  What if you could find it all in one of America's most beautiful locations? You can! Everything you're looking for is waiting at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado.

Here you'll find that Planetree is a part of our culture and significantly influences our model of care. Our delivery of patient-centered care strives to educate and empower patients and families while humanizing and demystifying the health care experience. It's a philosophy that influences everything we do, from making architectural design decisions to providing ‘out of the box’ amenities and individual attention to patients and families.

If you're ready to put patients first and take your career to a higher level, you'll experience excellent benefits, stability and camaraderie in a supportive and stable environment.


Job Description/Job Posting ID: 111650 

Recruiter Contact: KatelinHazelwood@Centura.Org

Clinic/Department: 7211 LUH SURGERY 


Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Position Summary:

The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA)  is a registered nurse with specialized education.  The development of specific technical skills enables the RNFA to assist the surgeon with specific intraoperative procedures that are beyond the scope of practice for registered nurses without RNFA education and training.  The RNFA may provide direct care to patients using the nursing process preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Participate and actively assist the surgeon in the performance of surgical procedures.  Provides aid in exposure, hemostasis and other technical functions to assist surgeon to perform a safe operation with optimal results to patient.


Education Requirements:

  • Associates Degree from an accredited school of nursing

  • ​BSN highly preferred

  • Completion of an accredited RNFA training program and/or CRNFA


Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of perioperative experience including scrubbing and circulating

  • Prefer 5 years’ Operating Room experience in circulating and scrubbing

  • General knowledge of asepsis, healing, infectious disease process, surgical anatomy and physiology, safety issues and operative techniques

  • Experience with robotics is highly preferred



  • Current Colorado RN License ~ Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA)

  • Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association

  • Current ACLS certification required from American Heart Association

  • Certification in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR), highly preferred


Physical Requirements:

  • Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)





Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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