How much does a Staff Nurse - RN - Surgical First Assistant earn in the United States? The average Staff Nurse - RN - Surgical First Assistant salary in the United States is $94,806 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $85,770 and $105,615. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. View Cost of Living in Major Cities
Provides direct patient care to surgical patients throughout the perioperative period. Assists surgeon during surgical procedures by positioning skin preparation, providing wound exposure, performing tissue dissection, suturing, and other surgical tasks. Administers medications and IV treatments as necessary. Participates in discharge planning and counsels patients and caregivers on appropriate post-operative care. 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. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.
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