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RNFA OR Per Diem Days

  • Job ID 2005032602
  • Date posted 09/24/2020
  • Facility John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital

JFK Memorial Hospital has provided medical care to residents in the Coachella Valley since 1966. A group of physicians, including Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, founded the hospital and today one of JFK s cross streets is named in his honor.

Originally called Indio Community Hospital, JFK has grown to a 145-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Tenet Healthcare California. It offers a variety of services, including:

Emergency care 24/7

Orthopedic and joint replacement services using emerging technology

Cardiovascular services

Maternity care and pediatric services

Ambulatory surgery center

Imaging services

Outpatient Rehabilitation Center


The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is a perioperative nurse who may function as an assistant to the surgeon in the operating room during surgical procedures. The RNFA performs first assistant behaviors according to hospital policy. In addition to first assisting, responsibilities may include circulating, scrubbing and other duties as assigned. Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only.



1.Current California RN License

2.Certified as a perioperative nurse (CNOR)

3.Completion of an RNFA course, including the completion of the required internship hours

4.Proficient in perioperative nursing practice as both scrub and circulating nurse with diversified operating room experience

5.Current ACLS and CPR Provider certifications

6.Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with people on all levels and able to maintain positive working relationships with patients, families, and co-workers inter- and intra-departmentally

7.Possesses active listening skills

8.Demonstrates knowledge of current nursing theory and practice

9.Compassionate, nonjudgmental patient caregiver and advocate

10.Must be able to tolerate physically and mentally demanding work

11.Possesses audible acuity necessary for taking blood pressures and maintaining patient safety


Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: Indio, California
Facility: John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days

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