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Registered Nurse I - First Assistant - CVOR

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$ Sign-On Bonus Eligible
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 59037
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Variable
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005030170-Operating Room


This position is Sign-on Bonus eligible. Experienced RNs with a minimum of 1 year of experience are eligible for a bonus of $15,000 for Full Time positions, and $7,500 for Part Time positions. In addition to the sign-on bonus, new teammates at Atrium Health are eligible for robust benefits packages, paid time off, and a Career Advancement Ladder that rewards you for years of experience within your area of specialty.                            

Job Summary

A perioperative nurse with additional training and skills to serve as an assistant to the surgeon during the surgical procedure and is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for nurses with interpretive statements.

Essential Functions

  • Performs preoperative patient assessment and teaching.
  • Recognizes safety hazards and initiates appropriate corrective action.
  • Applies principles of asepsis and infection control skillfully.
  • Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique relative to operative procedures wherein the Registered Nurse First Assistant assists.
  • Performs positioning, prepping and draping of patient.
  • Provides hemostasis by clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points, ligating vessels and by other means as directed by the surgeon.
  • Provides exposure through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning and sponging techniques.
  • Handles tissue as directed by the surgeon during the operative procedure.
  • Performs wound closure as directed by the surgeon: sutures the peritoneum, fascia, subcutaneous tissue and skin.
  • Applies surgical dressings.
  • Assists with transferring the patient from the operating room.
  • Performs postoperative patient evaluation and teaching.


Physical Requirements


Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Physical Abilities Testing required.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status according to American Heart Association. Completion of accredited course in Registered Nurse First Assistant program. Two years recent perioperative nursing experience required. CNOR certification required. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works.