RN First Assistant

The RN – First Assist assists surgeon during surgical procedures by positioning skin preparation, providing wound exposure, performing tissue dissection, suturing, and other surgical tasks. Provides direct patient care to surgical patients throughout the perioperative period. Being a RN – First Assist participates in discharge planning and counsels patients and caregivers on appropriate post-operative care. Administers medications and IV treatments as necessary. In addition, RN – First Assist requires graduation from an approved nursing program. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Requires certification as a Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA) and may also require Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification. Requires a state license to practice. RN – First Assist’s years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position’s specialty is the main requirement.

RN First Assistant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a RN First Assistant to join our team.


  • Utilizes appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis;
  • Assists with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • California RN License;
  • 2 years Perioperative Practice;
  • Bls, acls, cnor.