Registered Nurse RN First Assist Operating Room OR - Sign On Bonus

  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
  • Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
  • Nov 22, 2021

Job Description


SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time

*For a limited time we are offering external candidates up to $10,000 in sign-on bonuses, based on relevant RN experience!*

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 220-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. Most recently, we were named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Joint Replacements through a National Study by Healthgrades. Most recently, we received the Leapfrog ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade . Why work at Portsmouth Regional Hospital?

POSITION: RN First Assist, Operating Room

POSITION SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, and leadership in planning for the care of the patient. The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for the planning, directing, and provision of nursing care to patients in accordance with the N.H. Nurse Practice Act, recognized nursing techniques, and both clinical and administrative policies. The Registered Nurse functions in the role of Registered Nurse First Assistant after meeting credentialing criteria and carries out functions that will assist the surgeon in performing a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. The RNFA practices under the supervision of the surgeon during the first assisting phase of the intraoperative role. The RNFA does not function concurrently as a scrub/circulator during the RNFA component of surgical patient care. The RNFA also functions when not first assisting in the RN perioperative role.

Additional Information about our Operating Room:

  • 8 Main OR Suites
  • On average, perform 20-25 cases daily
  • Center of Excellence in bariatrics, total joint replacement, and robotics
  • Procedures Performed: da Vinci Robots, Mako Robot, orthopedic, neuro, bariatric, urological, and general surgery
  • A supportive team with an open door policy, working in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Equipment heavy and procedural based environment
  • Perioperative 101 Nurse course offered once a year


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree preferred
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program (up to $5,250/calendar year)
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • 1-3 years of RN experience in a surgical services setting preferred.

Licensure and Certifications:
  • Registered Nurse (RN) License in NH or valid Compact State License
  • CNOR
  • FA Certificate
  • BLS (American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Provider)
  • ACLS (required within 60 days) - (American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Provider)
  • HCA will pay for certification renewals once employed

At HCA, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan. You have the ability to enroll in several medical coverage plans including vision and dental. You can even select additional al la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k, flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, and participate in our tuition reimbursement.

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