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RN - First Assistant - Cardiovascular experience required

RN - First Assistant - Cardiovascular experience required

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Position Type 
Full Time
Days, Weekends
Cardiovascular Operating Room
US-MO-Saint Louis

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We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The RN First Assistant practices perioperative nursing and has acquired the knowledge, skills, and judgment through organized instruction and supervised practice to first or second assist the surgeon in the operating room. The intraoperative activities of the RN first assistant must be supervised by a surgeon. All duties and responsibilities are performed in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and mercy service standards.


HOURS:  This position will work either 8 hour or 10 hour shifts and will work on call 2 days/week and 1 weekend per month.


Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:


Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing 
Licensure: Must have either a current RN Temporary Permit/RN license in the State of Missouri.
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years intraoperative experience with documentation of proficiency in perioperative nursing practice as a scrub and circulating nurse.

Additional Experience: Must be experienced in Open and Endoscopic Harvesting of the Saphenous Vein and Radial Artery
Certifications: First Assistant Certification required within one year of hire/transfer.
Other: The physical demands described here are the representative of the minimums that must be met by an employee to perform all essential functions of the job. Most physical demands are below, plus:Minimal: lift floor to desk height of < 40 lbs, carrying 12 lb (one hand) and < 32 lb (two hands), push < 32 lb force horizontally and 85 lbs of force vertically, pull < 44 lb force, knee or crouch, crawl, grip and pinch forceOccasional: balanceFrequent: hand coordination and data entry

Preferred Education: BSN preferred
Preferred Certifications: CNOR is preferredCRNFA preferred 



We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


The applicant will need to be experienced in Open and Endoscopic Harvesting of the Saphenous Vein and Radial Artery

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