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Company: Highland Hospital
Location: Rochester, NY
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Position Summary: 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 intra-operative 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, intra-operatively and postoperatively.
  •  Intra-operatively, 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.
  • The following list includes but is not limited to the activities that the RNFA can perform: cauterizing, suturing, incising skin, using instruments/medical devices, providing exposure, handling and/or cutting tissue, and providing hemostasis. 


  1. Education  - Fulfilled the requirements to be licensed as a registered nurse in NYS.    
  2. Experience (minimum) –  ASPN III: 2 years experience as a Highland RN or 3 years RN experience from another healthcare provider
  3. License/Certification Required – Licensed by New York State to practice as a Registered Nurse; RN's in the RNFA role must have CNOR AND Certificate from RNFA program; NP's in RNFA role must have successfully completed RNFA Certification program. 
  4. Skills (to include equipment, software, etc.): Basic knowledge of a PC including internet and email use.

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