Lahey Health RN First Assistant OR Operating Room in Burlington, Massachusetts

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At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, one of the world's premier health care organizations, we provide superior health care leading to the best possible outcome for every patient. We exceed our patients' high expectations for service each day. We also help advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders

We care for our patients with compassion and openness, unsurpassed expertise, a drive for continuous learning improvement, and with respect, caring, teamwork, excellence and commitment to doing our personal best.Join our team and our mission of excellence by applying today!

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Position Summary: under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Registered Nurse First Assist practices within the Lahey Clinic Professional Practice Model, MA Nurse Practice Act, ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and demonstrates Lahey Clinic’s core values that reflect its Mission. The nurse-patient/family relationship, continuity of care and accountability are central to the delivery of individualized high quality patient care.

A Registered Nurse First Assist demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide expected standards of care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, spiritual, safety and age-appropriate considerations of patients.

The Registered Nurse First Assist, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts Rules & Regulations- 244 CMR 3.0, shall bear full and ultimate responsibility for the quality of nursing care he/she provides to individuals and groups. Included in such responsibility are health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal functioning and comfort or for the dignified death of those they serve.

The Registered Nurse First Assist assumes the responsibility for the plan of care and has the authority to make decisions and is held accountable for decisions specific to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan. The registered nurse first assist facilitates the coordination of care across the continuum and demonstrates safe practice within the domains of:

+ + Clinical judgment and decision making

  • Professional Relationships

  • Clinical leadership

  • Clinical scholarship


Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and completion of a recognized RNFA program required.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:

  • Current license to practice professional nursing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration

  • RNFA certification

  • ACLS and BLS certification.

  • CNOR preferred

  • Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Clinical Skills/Technical Knowledge

Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedures. See Skill Record.

Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to the unit-specific competencies. See Skill Record.

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

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