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RN Surgical First Assist-Cardiovascular Surgery McHenry Full Time Days

Location McHenry, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID 115117 Job Function Clinical Nurse Shift Rotating Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay: Based on experience, starting at: $45.06 + per hour.


**This is a Full Time, salaried position at 40 hours per week in McHenry OR for Cardiovascular Surgery.  Position is four 10 hour shifts plus on-call rotation (arrival within 30 minutes) and two or more years in Cardiovascular Surgery is preferred.**

The  RN Surgical First Assist  reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

Peri-operative Registered Nurse/First Assist is a clinically competent, registered, professional nurse who prescribes, delegates and coordinates nursing care to the surgical patient through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation. Effectively interacts with the patient, significant others and health care team members, while maintaining ANA and AORN standards of professional nursing practice. Provides the professional nursing services of a Surgery staff nurse in support of medical care, with expanded intra-operative behaviors unique to first assisting.

  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department (co-workers, charge nurse, assistant manager and manager), physicians and with other departments.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs. 
  • Education-attains knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice through participation in ongoing educational activities appropriate to the area of practice.
  • Seeks experiences and formal independent learning activities to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge.
  • Peer Evaluation-Participates in systematic peer review. 
  • Collaboration-Collaborates with patient, family, physicians and ancillary staff. Creates a documented plan, focused on outcomes and decisions related to the care and delivery of services, that indicates communication with patients, families and others.
  • Self-Evaluation - Participates in systematic self-review. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.
  • Research-Utilizes the best available evidence, including research findings to guide practice decisions. 
  • Uses the results of quality improvement activities to initiate changes in nursing practice and in the healthcare delivery system.
  • Participates in shared governance, committee work, and unit projects.




  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (or an associate nursing degree with commitment to obtain a BSN within 3 years)
  • Current Illinois Registered Nurse licensure
  • Certified First Assistant
  • Graduate of an accredited Surgical First Assistant program
  • Completion of Didactic portion of RNFA course
  • Two to three years’ experience in perioperative nursing in an acute care setting within the past three to five years
  • Ability to scrub and circulate
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR card
  • Able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action


  • Perioperative Nurse Certification

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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