Website San Joaquin Community Hospital

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Summary of Job Duties for Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) (RN)

  • SJCH is a values-based organization that acknowledges the American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical

Nursing Practice, ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, and AACN Synergy Model as it’s framework of professional nursing practice. The goal of nursing care is to ensure safe passage with optimal outcomes across the lifespan. ‘The art of nursing is based on a framework of caring and respect for human dignity’ (ANA, 2004) The heart of SJCH’s practice model is the caring relationships that exist between patient/family and Registered Nurse -Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) (RN). These caring practices are responsive to the uniqueness of the patient/family and create a compassionate and therapeutic environment. Registered Nurses at all levels of experience use the nursing process to safely, therapeutically, and efficiently care for a group of patients.



Day-to-day management and supervision of the related clinical activities fall within the area of the nurse’s

responsibility and includes coordination of the interdisciplinary plan of care. The nursing process shall be documented for each hospitalize patient from admission through discharge. The Registered Nurse is responsible for supervising, delegating, and directing activities of unlicensed assistive personnel.

The RNFA is accountable for carrying out acts as directed by the physician.

The Registered Nurse -Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) (RN)carries out functions that will assist the surgeon in performing a safe surgical procedure with optimal results for the patient.

Qualifications & Requirements

American Heart Association Provider as indicated by unit guidelines

Current American Heart Association BLS Certification and ACLS required

Current California Nursing License

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

Completion of a course in RN First Assisting, which meets the AORN recommended education standards for RNFA programs. Uses the AORN core curriculum as a foundation.

Current Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) status (national certification in operating room nursing).

Level A Requirement: Acute care experience

Level A Requirement: Basic computer knowledge; demonstrates ability to use a keyboard and mouse to input data

and has working knowledge of office software (Word)

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RN, First Assistant