RN Operating Room First Assist (FT Varied Shifts / 12's) KH Main

Kettering, OH

RN Operating Room First Assist (FT Varied Shifts / 12's) KH Main

Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.


Responsibilities & Requirements

**Possible Incentives for external RN First Assists:
  • Up to $30,000 Sign-on Bonus based on experience
  • Relocation Bonus available (amount may vary dependent on the distance of the move)
  • Returning employees must not have been employed by Kettering Health for the last 6 months prior to rehire

RN First Assist (RNFA) job duties:

  • Assists physicians in surgery and may perform specific significant surgical tasks under professional supervision.
  • Surgical tasks include, but are not limited to, opening and closing surgical sites, exposure of the surgical site, harvesting grafts, dissecting tissue, removing tissue, implanting devices, and altering tissues.
  • Under professional supervision, the RNFA performs task which include, but are not limited to, applying and removing splints and/or casts, placing Foley catheters, placing IV’s, placing arterial lines, administering local anesthesia, and other such procedures as requested and necessary. 

Applicants Must Have:

  • Current RN license in State of Ohio
  • Minimum of 24 months RN experience in an OR required.
  • Successful completion of approved RNFA course
  • Current BLS certification
  • Bachelor of Science in nursing preferred (must be completed within 5 years of hire). If hired after June of 2010, at KMCS, all other KHN facilities after Jan 2011
  • ACLS, NRP, and PALS as determined by unit scope of practice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Achievement of CNOR certification, CRNA preferred
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