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Registered Nurse First Assist, RNFA / Per Diem - RSMC - (199466)

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Registered Nurse First Assist, RNFA / Per Diem - RSMC - (199466)

Facility Name
Rancho Springs Medical Center
MURRIETA, CA 92562 US (Primary)
Career Area
Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description

Join our Team of Professionals as a RNFA.

SWHS consists of two acute-care hospitals:  Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center. 

Rancho Springs Medical Center

A 120 bed acute care hospital which includes the region’s largest birthing center along with the area’s only NICU in combination with Rady Children’s Hospital and the region’s  first da Vinci Robotic Surgical Program.

RNFA are responsible for providing excellence in patient care, collaborative and comprehensive care based on patient and/or family needs, providing assessments, treatment and care on assigned units. RNFA will also practice in accordance with all regulatory, professional, legal and hospital policies as well as consistently demonstrate behaviors that model the SWHS Core Values and the hospitals mission statement.

Job Requirements


  • The RNFA may assist the surgeon by performing technical functions during surgery, including intra-operative retraction, homeostasis, tissue manipulation, and wound closure
  • The function of the Registered Nurse (RNFA) is to provide direct patient care as part of the perioperative role, by acting as first assistant to the surgeon during operative procedures
  • The RNFA will be recorded under "Assistant" on the operative record and should be dictated by the primary surgeon on the operative report. 
  • The RNFA will perform first assisting under the direct supervision of the primary surgeon. 
  • The RNFA will immediately communicate any patient care issues verbally to the surgeon.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area (BSP), circumference and volume.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in the English language


  • Minimum three years experience as both scrub and circulating nurse


  • Completion of an accredited Registered Nursing program.
  • Either successful completion of a RNFA course jointly approved by the Chief of Surgery and the Director Surgical Services or certification as a Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA) by the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).


  • Registered Nurse with current California RN license.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Current ACLS certification
  • Current PALS certification
  • CNOR preferred
  • Certified Nurse First Assist (CRNFA) by the Competency and Credentialing Institute
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