RN First Assisst- Periop (O/C)
at Northbay Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

Job Description


RN First Assisst- Periop (O/C)
On Call, FTE: 0
NorthBay Medical Center
Fairfield, CA

Job Summary:

  1. The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) has the responsibility,  accountability, and the authority to deliver safe, effective, quality, excellent nursing care according to the philosophy and goals/objectives of the Department of Nursing. 
  2. Utilizing the Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring, Relationship Based Care, and NorthBay’s professional nursing practice model to assess, plans, implements, and evaluate care for all patients assigned to his/her care. 
  3. Makes determinations regarding the progress of the patient toward goals and utilizes a therapeutic professional relationship with the patient/ family and interdisciplinary team to facilitate the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. 
  4. Functions as a first assistant during surgical incision, excision, and repair of pathology throughout the perioperative period on procedures for which privileges have been granted. 
  5. Care is provided according to specific physiologic, developmental and psycho-social needs of the patient. 
  6. Supports the mission, vision, values and expectations of excellence of the organization.              


  1. Graduate from an accredited school of professional registered nursing, BSN preferred.  
  1. BSN required by January 1, 2020, unless grandfathered as outlined in March 2014 letter sent to employees.


  1. Current unrestricted California RN license required. 
  2. Certified Nurse Operating Room required.
  3. Certification by a national certification board-certified Registered
    Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) preferred. 
  4. Current AHA or equivalent BLS and ACLS certification required.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills: 

  1. Two (2) years’ experience as an RN in the operating room. 
  2. Previous experience in caring for cardiovascular patients preferred. 
  3. Successful completion of didactic university based course in first assisting required. 
  4. Successful completion of endoscopic vein/artery harvesting course preferred.
  5. Demonstrates ability to evaluate patient’s physical and emotional status. 
  6. Demonstrates ability to provide patient care based on age-related needs.
  7. Demonstrates current knowledge and skill in providing appropriate care for patients in the following age groups: Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric. 
  8. Knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, surgical technique, wound healing, suture materials, physical assessment, and the nursing process.
  9. Excellent communication skills with patients, professional staff, and support staff.
  10. The NorthBay Way is a set of value-based behaviors that are to be consistently demonstrated and role modeled by all employees that work at NorthBay Healthcare. The NorthBay Way principles consist of Caring, Communication, Collaboration, and Competence. Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate these principles.
  11. Physical effort of the position:  Moderate.


Shift Hours: as needed by the Department Call requirement for CVOR, Labor and Delivery, Trauma, Surgery. Stand-by and callback availability required. Must be available o perform job duties at both NorthBay and VacaValley campus.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Part-Time
  • Location: Fairfield, CA
  • Job Type: Nurse
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/10/2019

About Us

At NorthBay Healthcare, we are committed to upholding the health, wellness, and vitality of the California community members throughout Solano County and beyond. Tracing our roots back to 1960, we are the area’s only locally-based, locally-managed non-profit healthcare organization. Our presence as a leader in innovative healthcare solutions is made possible by a talented team of professionals who enjoy making a difference as well as a living. We call it “The NorthBay Way.” The principles that lead our work include:

  • Caring– be friendly, be helpful; treat others in the way they want to be treated. Be compassionate; demonstrate genuine concern for the well-being of others. Affirm the worth and potential of others, and encourage caring behaviors.
  • Collaborationhonor promises and commitments; work in a spirit of cooperation. Establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. Appreciate and use the knowledge and experience of others; fully support decisions once they are made. Be fair, be equitable, and be aware in all actions affecting others.
  • Communication be consistent; earn and maintain the trust of others. Listen first; strive to understand events as they have meaning to others. Provide frequent, direct, and truthful communications. Ensure a clear and compelling purpose for the work that needs to be done. Show appreciation, recognize results, and celebrate accomplishments.
  • Competence – take personal responsibility for uncompromising levels of service, quality, and safety. Be accountable for problems that cross your path: do whatever it takes to do the right thing. Manage resources with prudence and responsibility; encourage innovation and risk-taking in others. Engage in lifelong learning to grow more skilled, professionally and personally.

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