Mercy Health

  • RN - First Assistant

    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Days, Varies/Rotating
    Operating Room Routine
  • Overview

    We’re a Little Different


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


    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. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.


    Position Qualifications:

    • Licensure: Current R license for State of Missouri


    • Experience: Minimum of two (2) years intraoperative experience with documentation of proficiency in perioperative nursing practice as a scrub and circulating nurse.

    • Certifications: CNOR and RN-First Assistant class required within 6 months of hire/transfer. BLS required.

    • Preferred Education: BSN


    • Preferred Experience: Three (3) or more years intraoperative experience


    • Preferred Certifications: CRNFA

    Utilizes the nursing process to provide patient care. Maintains professional accountability for provision of patient care for the assigned patients. Evaluates the over all effectiveness of care provided by other direct caregivers. Coordinates the patient care in conjunction with other departments. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality of patient information.


    1. The RN will utilize the nursing process in perioperative practice
    1.1 A thorough assessment of the patient’s data will include physical, emotional, developmental, social,
    intellectual, cultural, and spiritual information. The assessment will be documented on the patient’s record
    during the perioperative phase.
    1.2 The RNFA will organize the patient data and identify Nursing Diagnosis, and formulate a
    perioperative nursing care plan in collaboration with the RN circulator or other perioperative
    1.3 The RNFA implements and coordinates the implementation of the care plan by performing nursing
    interventions and coordinates the nursing care throughout the patient’s entire
    perioperative experience..
    1.4 A written plan of care is developed based on identified patient problems and needs.
    1.5 The RNFA will continue to contribute to the patient’s evaluation and care through discharge of the patient.
    The RNFA will work in collaboration with other RN’s in area where the RNFA’s expertise can contribute
    to the patient’s care planning and outcomes.
    1.6 Supervises personnel team actions to promote readiness and timeliness for surgical procedures.

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Getting respect doesn’t come easy in healthcare. 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. 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.


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