Registered Nurse First Assist Surgery PRN Variable Hours

Registered Nurse First Assist Surgery PRN Variable Hours job in Albuquerque, NM

Shift: Variable
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

  Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA), Surgery, Full-Time, Variable Hours, Albuquerque, NM

We are looking for a Registered Nurse First Assist to join our Surgery team in Albuquerque, NM.

This full time job is located at   Lovelace Westside Hospital provides care to Albuquerque’s Westside and Rio Rancho, including the area’s only inpatient pediatric unit, a kid-friendly emergency room and senior care emergency room services. Named a Pinwheel Champion by the Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care.

Registered Nurse First Assist Job Responsibilities:

  • Registered Nurses practicing as first assistants in surgery are functioning in an expanded perioperative nursing role.

  • First assisting activities are further executed within the context of the nursing process and in accordance with the State Board of Nursing Practice and institutional policies.

  • RNFA activities commonly include: assisting the surgeon with exposure, hemostasis, closure and other intra-operative technical functions under the supervision of a surgeon.

  • Other activities may include certain delegated medical functions that can be assumed by the RN who is qualified to practice as an RNFA.

  • A RN license is required as well as RNFA Certification through the AORN Training/Certification Program.

Registered Nurse First Assist Education and Experience Job Requirements: 

  • Minimum:  Associate’s Degree in Nursing or Diploma of Nursing and RNFA Certification through AORN.

  • Preferred: Technical training as a Scrub Nurse or Scrub Technician.

  • Ability to maintain strict patient confidentiality; Supervisory skills; strong organization and problem solving skills; work well in a team setting; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Minimum: 3 years of RN experience and 2 years of RNFA experience.

  • The 2 years of RNFA experience may be part of the 3 years of RN experience.

  • Valid NM Nursing license.

  • Require BLS.

  • Successful completion of an RNFA program through AORN with Certification.

    Why Lovelace?

    • “A” grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 2017

    • Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work (2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008)

    • Lovelace Bariatric accredited as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons

    Lovelace is a drug-free employer with smoke free campuses.



Department / Location

Lovelace Westside Hospital - Albuquerque, NM