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AdventHealth Registered Nurse Advance CVOR First Assist S2 Full Time Days in Orlando, Florida


Registered Nurse Cardiovascular OR AdventHealth Orlando

Location: 601 East Rollins St. Orlando, FL 32803

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Orlando

  • $20,000 Sign On Bonus and $3,000 Relocation Bonus Potential

  • Join an organization whose mission is "To Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ"

  • Opportunities for career growth within an organization recognized locally and nationally as a healthcare leader

  • No state income tax

  • Onsite Child Care Center

  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando

  • serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America

  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country

  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

Work Hours/Shift:

• Full Time Days

You Will Be Responsible For:


The Advanced Cardiothoracic Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) initiates appropriate behaviors unique to first assisting, under direct supervision of the surgeon. Applies knowledge of complex Cardiothoracic surgical anatomy and physiology and operative technique relating to operative procedures, while maintaining a sterile environment. Performs specialized nursing care in all phases of the Cardiothoracic peri-operative role. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.


  • Demonstrates through behavior, Advent Health’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork.

  • Performs all aspects of clinical patient care. Identifies and develops individualized plan of care. Assesses and interprets data relative to patient’s age. Evaluates patient’s developmental level, identifies increased physical / emotional dependency needs and evaluates the availability of support system consistent with the age of the patient served. Identifies the need for patient / family teaching and utilizes each opportunity for teaching on a planned or spontaneous basis.

  • Provides first assistance intra-operatively and under the direction of the surgeon which includes providing tissue exposure, handling, and/or cutting of tissue, cauterizing tissue, providing homeostasis and suturing, applying dressings, as well as performing other duties as assigned in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the state of Florida. Maintains privileges in good standing through AdventHealth Medical Staff Office.

  • Adheres strictly to RNFA intra-operative protocols, guidelines and privileges/credentials for RNFA functions within those guidelines. Exercises critical thinking skills in all aspects of the RNFA role while maintaining a safe peri-operative environment.

  • Adheres to job description for Operating Room RN (See RN job description).

  • Adheres to Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) recommendations and practices standards.

  • Functions as a Patient Safety Advocate and assures patients’ rights for privacy, safety and confidentiality at all times.

  • Recognizes emergency situations, abnormal diagnostic laboratory data, blood gas values, radiologic data and reacts efficiently and appropriately.

  • Actively participates in Cardiothoracic Service Line Performance Improvement projects and demonstrates knowledge of the service line metrics.

  • Privileges through FH Medical Staff must be obtained prior to functioning in the role of first assistant.


Qualifications - External


·Ability to communicate by reading, writing legibly, speaking and comprehending English effectively to carry out job requirements

·Cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behaviors that demonstrate accountability and responsibility for identifying and meeting the needs of peri-operative patients.

·Peri-operative or post-operative care of cardiothoracic patients

·Ability to care for complex cardiothoracic surgical and advanced heart and lung disease patients


·Ability to articulate comprehensive knowledge of advanced nursing theory and specialty nursing theory and practice for all age groups

·Computer knowledge and skills


·Graduate of RNFA program (program must address all content as outlined by the Association of Operating Room Nurses Core Curriculum and include 1 academic year with 45 hours didactic instructions and 120 hours of clinical internship)

·2 years surgical scrub experience

·2 years circulating nurse experience


·Bachelor of Science in Nursing

·2 years RNFA experience

·4 years circulating nurse experience

·One year experience in cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, or cardiac ICU setting OR cardiovascular operating room experience

Department specific advanced competencies


·Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse

·Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) Certification (through the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI))

·Advanced life support certification (ACLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements

·Basic Life Support (BLS) certification


·Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA) Certification

·Professional certification (CCRN, CNOR, CSC, CMC, CCTN)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Nursing

Organization: AdventHealth Orlando

Schedule: 1 - Day

Shift: AdventHealth Orlando

Req ID: 22004744

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.