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Sanford Health RN - Registered Nurse Surgical Assistant - Orthopedics Clinic - PT Days in Bemidji, Minnesota

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Facility: Bemidji Medical Center
Location: Bemidji, MN
Address: 1300 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Part time
Weekly Hours: 20.00
Starting Rate: $32.00/hour

Department Details

Schedule will include Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Job Summary

Carry out specialized, expanded nursing role in assisting surgeons in performing technical surgical procedures with optimal results for the patient, as well as general nursing care according to standards of nursing practice in accordance with applicable safety laws and regulations. Performs within scope of practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) under direct observation and instruction of surgeon. Assists under the direction of the operating surgeon with intra-operative homeostasis, exposure, closure, administration of medications, etc. May perform skin closure under direction without need for direct observation after validation of competency by surgeon. Develops specialized preoperative plans in coordination with appropriate surgeons and health team members. Assists the surgical technician in preparation of surgical tools and equipment, and takes preventative measures to ensure applicable health and safety regulations are satisfied. Assists the surgical team in draping the patient and maintaining the sterile field. Functions under the direction of the surgeon during the intraoperative portion of practice, as well as within the clinical practice setting. Must demonstrate knowledge of surgical anatomy/physiology and operative technique, have ability to apply the principles of asepsis/infection control, recognize safety hazards, and initiate appropriate corrective action. Additional duties as delegated by the surgeon in cooperation with local and state policy.

Functions within the scopes and standards of nursing practice as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules in state of practice and licensure. The Sanford Professional Nursing Practice recognizes the Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as published by the American Nurses Association as the foundation of nursing care delivery and professional conduct.


Graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Bachelor's degree in nursing is preferred.

Registered Nurse (RN) experience preferred. Completion of surgical assisting program or on the job training.

Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.

Certification in perioperative nursing (CNOR) or Orthopedic nursing (ONC) within one year of meeting certification eligibility requirements.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-66431
Featured: No