Mercy Health

  • RN - First Assistant

    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Cardiovascular Operating Room
    US-MO-Saint Louis
  • Overview

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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.



    We’re all unique pieces of a puzzle at Mercy, connected together to create a beautiful picture of health. And being the perfect fit for your role requires a specific set of qualifications that you’ll bring with you:


    • Licensure: Must have either a current RN Temporary Permit/RN license in the State of Missouri.

    • Experience: Minimum of three (3) years intraoperative experience iwth documentation of proficiency in perioperative nursing practice as a scrub and circulating nurse.

    • 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 preferred

    • CRNFA 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, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


    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.


    RNFA, First Assist, First Assistant, RN-First Assistant


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