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Registered Nurse (RN) First Assist St. Joseph-Warren

Warren, Ohio

At Bon Secours Mercy Health our nurses are able to see the impact they can have on our patients’ lives. We encourage and support our nurses as they develop and grow in their profession. Whether you are a new graduate nurse or joining us further along in your career we have opportunities and multiple career path options for you. Every patient means the world to someone and at Bon Secours Mercy Health our nurses mean the world to us.

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“Being able to positively impact peoples' lives every single day. Great culture and friendly people at the home office in Bond Hill. New building/technology and wonderful cafeteria staff and food.”

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  • Agile
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Problem-solver
  • Results-Driven


  • Compassion — We commit to accompanying those we serve with mercy and tenderness, recognizing that "being with" is as important as "doing for".
  • Human dignity — We commit to upholding the sacredness of life and being respectful and inclusive of everyone.
  • Service — We commit to providing the highest quality in every dimension of our ministry.
  • Stewardship — We commit to promoting the responsible use of all human and financial resources, including Earth itself.
  • Integrity — We commit to acting ethically and modeling right relationships in all of our individual and organizational encounters.

Registered Nurse (RN) First Assist St. Joseph-Warren

Requisition R129075 Market Warren, Ohio Department Inpatient Surgery - St. Joseph Shift Days/Evenings Schedule Full-time

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health

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*$10,000 Sign on Bonus for RN with 1+ years of experience

*Higher Pay Scales and Sign-On Incentives

*Flexible Schedule to live the life you deserve

*Referral Bonus programs

*Paid Time Off

*Excellent Health Benefits (Anthem)

*Unlimited Tuition Reimbursement through Guild Education (only an 18 month commitment)

Summary of Primary Function

The Registered Nurse First Assistant is responsible for the delivery of patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment, identifying and determining the priority of patient's/ resident's/ client's problems/needs, and evaluating the process and outcome of nursing care. The RNFA collaborates with the surgeon in performing invasive or operative procedures in a safe manner with optimal outcomes for the patient whom protective reflexes or self-care abilities are potentially compromised. The RNFA must, in collaboration with the patient, family and health care team members, possess and apply knowledge of the procedure and patient's intraoperative experience throughout the patient's continuum of care, addressing their physiological, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs in relationship to their age and ability to respond.

Essential Job Functions

Collects health data on a systematic and continuous basis through clinical interaction, records, assessment and consultation with the health care team members, demonstrating consideration of growth and developmental needs. Formulates nursing diagnosis based on health status data and establishes patient care goals based on nursing diagnosis.

Demonstrates through clinical interaction with patients, knowledge of patient and family educational needs. Demonstrates anatomy and physiology particular to the requirements of the surgical procedure.

Develops a plan of care that prescribes nursing actions to achieve patient goals. Implements nursing actions in transferring the patient according to the prescribed plan.

Creates and maintains a sterile field. Performs sponge, sharps and instruments counts. Administers drugs and solutions as prescribed. Monitors and controls the environment. Performs decontamination functions.

Provides equipment and supplies based on the patient's needs and physician's preferences. Physiologically monitors the patients during surgery. Evaluates patient outcomes and measures effectiveness of nursing care. Continuously reassesses all components of patient care based on new data.

Performs nursing and first assisting actions that demonstrate accountability including performance improvement. Enhances growth and development through in-services education, educational process and learning opportunities including, but not limited to pediatrics, adolescents, adult and geriatric patients.

Performs functions under the direct supervision of the physician and/or resident in the operating room. Retracts during operating procedure. May clamp, cut and tie bleeders. May utilize cautery as directed by physician. Demonstrates competency and skill when suturing fascia, subcutaneous tissue and skin suction surgical wound. .May instill irrigation solution under the direction of the physician.

The above is intended to describe the general content and functions of this job.  It is not to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities.  Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.  The job description is subject to continual revisions as needed for patient care.

BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association

Current RN license in State of Ohio

CRNFA (Preferred)


Associate of Nursing, nursing (required)
Diploma in Nursing (required)  
Bachelors of Science, nursing (preferred)

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:



Inpatient Surgery - St. Joseph

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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In some instances, the nurse’s voice and touch is the last thing a patient will hear or feel. This is part of our calling as nurses, to be there for our patients in all stages of life, from the beginning to the very end.

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You will have days where you are the sole reason that someone is alive. You won’t find that in any other career.

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