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RNFA Recruiting Firm

Whether you are a RNFA looking for a new job opportunity, or a healthcare facility in need of quality RNFAs, you’ve come to the right place! We offer comprehensive recruitment services to RNFAs and healthcare facilities.


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  • Our RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant Recruiters have extensive knowledge about the RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant market and we listen to your desires and advise you about whether we can be helpful in your search. The majority of our recruiters are certified by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) as Certified Personnel Consultants (CPC) and our VP is a Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS).Below is a list of the different types of RNFAs we are successful in placing:

  • • Operating Room RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant
    • Orthopaedic RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant
    • Spine RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant
    • Cardiovascular Surgery RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant
    • General Surgery RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant
    • Gynecology Surgery RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant
    • Vascular Surgery RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant

RNFA Job Description

Registered Nurse First Assistant's (RNFA) is an advanced practice nurse who is a perioperative nurse who is a specialist in the operating room environment. The RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant status is usually one awarded to a nurse who meets certain criteria and who through training, classroom study and internship acheives a certification as a Registered Nurse First Assistant. As this nursing practice is also governed by individual state nurse practice acts the requirements may vary slightly from state to state.

Role of Registered Nurse First Assistant

The RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant is responsible to the patient and the surgical team to assist, educate and otherwise facilitate an optimal outcome for the patient. The Registered Nurse First Assistant has a role throughout the perioperative continuim. The RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant role will include but is not limited to:

• Comprehensive Patient assessment
• Patient Education
• Communication with patients, family and other healthcare professionals
• Tissue Handling
• Providing Exposure
• Using instruments
• Suturing
• Providing Hemostasis
• Performing follow up care
• Discharge Planning

The minimum requirements to become a Registered Nurse First Assistant are:

• Possess a valid Registered Nurse License in the state you will be a RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant in.
• Be proficent as a circulating and scrub nurse. Usually, a minimum of 2 years experience.
• Be a Certified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR)
• Participate in an internship with a surgeon in the area of speciality that you will be a RNFA / Registered Nurse First Assistant in.
• Attend a didactic course resulting in a certificate of education as a RNFA.
• Possess other certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

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