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Oncology OR Nurse First Assist

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:


SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time


Do you have the career opportunities as an Operating Room Registered Nurse that you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Trident Medical Center , a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.


We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Trident Medical Center, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

    • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
    • Student Loan Repayment
    • Paid Personal Leave
    • 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
    • Identity Theft Protection discounts
    • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

The APP Inpatient Surgery/First Assist collaborates with the surgeon and the health care team in performing a safe operation with optimal outcomes for the patient.  The APP Inpatient Surgery must have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills, and judgment specific to their level of clinical practice and does not function concurrently as a scrub nurse.


May also perform duties of RN Circulator:

The perioperative nurse is a registered nurse who plans, coordinates, delivers, and evaluates nursing care to patients whose protective reflexes or self-care abilities are potentially compromised during surgical or other invasive procedures. The perioperative nurse plans and implements nursing care to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual responses of the patient having a surgical or invasive procedure.


May also perform in the Surgical Technician role.

Performs scrub duties and related procedures such as surgical room set-up.  Assists in the maintenance of supplies.  Provides assistance in emergency procedures as well as elective and scheduled cases.  Assists in preparation, transportation and supervision of patients.  Job may include direct supervision of students at the discretion of the area supervisor.  Employee must have the same licensure or have completed the same training to satisfy the requirements of the discipline of the student.   Direct supervision means the primary caregiver is readily available to the student throughout the shift.



  • Current unencumbered South Carolina or Multistate Compact Registered Nurse License
  • BLS – Healthcare provider on hire (American Heart Association or American Red Cross)
  • Certificate of Completion of  RNFA  program
  • After 2 years of practice, RNFA Certification is required.


Education:  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.



Recent experience in Perioperative Nursing required


Performs in accordance with delineated job responsibilities and satisfactorily completes a yearly evaluation based on these responsibilities

Must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively meet the needs of the patient/internal & external customer.


Special qualifications

Applies principles of asepsis and infection control skillfully.  Applies knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative technique relative to operative procedure.  Provides exposure through appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning and sponging techniques.  Handles tissue as directed by the surgeon. .Maintains continuing education relative to practice.  Performs positioning, prepping and draping of the patient.  Provides homeostasis by clamping blood vessels, coagulating bleeding points, ligating vessels, and by other means as directed by the surgeon.  Sutures subcutaneous, and skin tissues under the direct supervision of the surgeon.  Performs safety hazards and initiates appropriate corrective action.  Ability to perform effectively in stressful and emergency situations. Effective communication skills; both orally and written.  Computer skills needed.  Ability to manage a team and work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care.  Strong problem solving skills


            Degree of Supervision Required:  Involves general guidance and direction by Patient Care Coordinator, and/ or Department Manager.  The employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently under the direction of the surgeon and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.


Trident Medical Center offers critiMust be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursincal care services and 24/7 Hospitalist and Intensivist programs. Trident Medical Center is a five-star recipient for cardiovascular, neurosciences, critical care and patient safety outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation.


HCA Healthcare, the parent company of Trident Medical Center, has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.


Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking here.

For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Mount Pleasant , Oncology OR Nurse First Assist, Other , Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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