Registered Nurse (RN) First Assist - CVOR

Position: Registered Nurse (RN) First Assist - CVOR

Job ID: 144660

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Operating Rooms CHSS

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 2:30p -11p

About Texas Children's Hospital

  Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  


We are searching for a Registered Nurse First Assistant – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll assist the surgeon with specific pre-operative, intraoperative, and post-operative surgical procedures that are beyond the scope of practice for registered nurses without RNFA (Registered Nurse First Assistant) education and training. The RNFA functions interdependently with the surgeon and applies knowledge, skill, and judgment necessary to assist the surgeon in performing a safe operation.


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Responsibilities :

  • Demonstrates clinical competence in providing age-appropriate and developmental nursing care for children and adults with congenital heart disease



  • Demonstrates clinical competence through collaboration with the surgeon during the preoperative phase of patient care



  • Consistently demonstrates competence in the role of RNFA in collaboration with the surgeon during the intraoperative phase of patient care



  • Demonstrates competence in the role of RNFA in collaboration with the surgeon during the postoperative phase of patient care



  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills, collaboration, communication, flexibility and commitment to teamwork through professional development


  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (preferred), Associate Degree in Nursing, or Diploma in Nursing



  • Current RN license to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas



  • Two (2) years of operating room nursing experience



  • Certification as an Operating Room Nurse



  • Completion of the RNFA Program and certified as a RNFA



  • Knowledge of nursing functions in the care of a surgical patient to include: preop, intraop and postop



  • Must have extensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of congenital heart surgical patients and procedures



  • Ability to demonstrate and perform generic and unit-based/critical competencies, including the specific care of age and diagnosis appropriate for patients



  • Positive interpersonal skills



  • Ability to utilize time and resources in a cost effective manner



  • Flexibility



  • Good verbal and written communication skills



  • Good delegation skills



  • Ability to operate basic medical equipment



  • Ability to read and analyze basic medical equipment



  • Ability to utilize a personal computer to include word processing and basic office equipment



  • Must demonstrate competency in the scrubbing role on all level of surgical procedures



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