Kaiser Permanente First Assistant RN - Part Time, South Baltimore Medical Office in Halethorpe, Maryland

To provide qualified surgical assistance when requested by the surgeon, in order to ensure optimal results for the patient.This position is adjunct to the basic functions of the OR Nurse.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • See OR Nurse representative duties.

  • RNs as first assistants in the OR will work interdependently with the surgeon, providing a safe operation with optimal results for the patient.

  • The Registered Nurse First Assistant will at all times act under the direct supervision of the Surgeon performing only those functions specifically stated in a manner consistent with his/her education and experience.

  • All assignments will be made by the ASC Supervisor or designee, with regard to optimum patient care.

  • Knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique pertaining to the procedure being

  • Skill and knowledge in applying principles of asepsis and infection control.

  • Assists in positioning, propping and draping of the patient.

  • Provides hemostasis by applying hemostatic clamps and/or clips, coagulates bleeding points and, ligates vessels.

  • Provides exposure by suctioning sponging and retracting.

  • Handles tissue, implants, etc., as directed by the surgeon during operative procedure.

  • Performs other related duties as directed.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of perioperative nursing experience required.


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required.

  • Successful completion of an RN First Assistant Program to include a multi-specialty didactic component and seventy-five (75) hours clinical experience required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in jurisdiction required.

  • Certification for Professional Achievement in Perioperative Practice (CNOR) required.

  • Current RN license in Maryland (or a compact state) is required.

  • Current CPR certification.

Additional Requirements:

  • In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hears, speak, and see.


TITLE: First Assistant RN - Part Time, South Baltimore Medical Office

LOCATION: Halethorpe, Maryland


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.