Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA)

  • Prime Healthcare
  • US-PA-Philadelphia
  • Sep 05, 2023
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professional committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Roxborough Memorial Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.


Roxborough Memorial Hospital, established in 1890, is a 131-bed community hospital and part of Prime Healthcare's Pennsylvania Region. Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region includes Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.


Prime's hospitals in Pennsylvania are certified by The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers and have won multiple awards through Healthgrades and the Get With The Guidelines Quality Achievement Awards though the American Heart Association. Our hospitals offer medical, surgical, and emergency care, which includes diagnostic radiology, lab services, behavior health, heart care, rehabilitation, family medicine, wound care, and residency programs.


Through high quality medical care, educational programs, and community outreach services, our hospitals treat all members of our communities with respect and compassion. For more information visit


The Registered Nurse Surgical First Assistant (RNFA) is a professional nurse that requires advanced training in surgical first assisting from a CCI accredited school of higher learning. The Surgical First Assistant shall provide aid in exposure, homeostasis, closure and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. The surgical assistant also performs perioperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. The surgical assistant performs these functions during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations. The RNFA will also function in the role of Circulating RN when not first-assisting. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enhance team functioning in the operating room. Maintains professional manner at all times, demonstrating flexibility.

Job Requirements


Education and Work Experience

1. Current and valid state RN License.
2. Must be certified in perioperative nursing.
3. Must be a graduate from a surgical assisting program accredited through the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).
4. Has demonstrated leadership skills that enhance team functioning in an emergency situation.
5. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
6. A minimum of 3 years of experience in Perioperative Nursing.