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Providence Health & Services Registered Nurse (RN) First Assistant (RNFA) - General Surgery in Centralia, Washington


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) First Assistant (RNFA) (Per Diem, Day Shift) to General Surgery for Providence Medical Group Southwest Washington in Centralia, WA.

The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a registered nurse with specialized education. The development of specific technical skills enables the RNFA to assist the surgeon with specific intraoperative procedures that are beyond the scope of practice for registered nurses without RNFA education and training. The RNFA may provide direct care to patients using the nursing process preoperatively, intraoperatively and postoperatively. Intraoperatively, the RNFA functions interdependently with the surgeon and applies knowledge, skill, and judgment necessary to assist the surgeon in performing a safe operation that yields optimal results for the patient.

In this position you will:

  • Provides visualization of the operative site during the operative procedure.

  • Demonstrates proper techniques to assist the surgeon in providing hemostasis.

  • Able to close a chest incision.

  • Able to handle emergency situations.

  • Expedites the operative procedure by anticipating the needs of the surgeon.

  • Able to perform and maintain accurate sponge, sharps and instrument counts.

  • Demonstrates a professional attitude including communication skills, organizational skills and ability to work with others.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of recognized RNFA program.

  • 2 years Scrub experience in the OR or surgical assisting under direct physician supervision.

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Washington State.

  • CNOR certification.

  • BLS certified.

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Nursing.

About the group you will serve.

Providence Medical Group is a group of more than 125 primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve a five-county region in scenic southwest Washington. Our clinics are located in Aberdeen, Centralia, Lacey, Olympia and Rochester. With an emphasis on the medical home model, our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Surgical Services (Intraop)

Location: Washington-Centralia

Req ID: 311690