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Registered Nurse First Assistant (OR)



Department / Unit:

Operating Room

Position Type:

Temporary Part Time

Bargaining Unit:


Posting Date:

2020/09/23 12:00

Closing Date:


An RNFA is an experienced perioperative (operating room) nurse who has acquired additional education, knowledge and judgement, along with advanced technical skills to function effectively as an assistant to the surgeon throughout a patient's perioperative (surgical) experience. The RNFA functions collaboratively with the surgeon and operating room team to perform a safe operation with optimal patient outcomes.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• Current certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
• CNA Perioperative Certificate required
• Certificate from Recognized Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) program required
• Minimum of two years recent O.R. experience required
• Current BCLS certification required
• Recovery room experience preferred
• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills required
• Excellent critical thinking skills required
• Acceptable performance and attendance records

Extra Information

Approximate duration is 12 - 18 months

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