Job Description

Work Status Details: PRO RE NATA (AS NEEDED) | 8.00 Hours Every Two Weeks
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

Listed is the base hiring salary range offered for this position. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors, including but not limited to skills and experience. The salary range listed is just one component of the total rewards/compensation package offered to candidates.
Min = $43.9230
Mid = $57.0999


The RN First Assist (RNFA) performs first assistant responsibilities in accordance with the State of Arizona Nurse Practice Act and AORN Standards. The RNFA functions under the direct supervision of the surgeon being assisted and assists the surgeon on a surgical procedure by positioning, prepping and draping the patient, retracting tissue, suturing and ligating tissue, suctioning and applying dressings. The RN Fist Assist is dedicated solely to assisting the primary surgeon within the scope of practice.

Why Yuma Regional Medical Center?

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is located in Yuma, AZ. Our purpose is building a healthier tomorrow. We strive by putting patients first as they are the center of every decision and action we take. YRMC is rooted in the community by living and breathing the dynamic nature of our region. Being committed to progress by constantly and consistently advancing healthcare, creating meaningful experiences and improving the lives of everyone around us.

Our Values

Bring Kindness | Achieve Together | Aspire For Better | Do The Right Thing | Lead With Optimism |

About Yuma, AZ

Named by the Guinness World Records as the Sunniest City on Earth with winters averaging temperatures of 70 degrees, sunny days and cooler nights.

Yuma, Arizona is a place to explore the great outdoors with hiking, jet skiing, boating and off-roading. Don’t forget to soak up the sun at the great Colorado River or one of Yuma’s many lakes.

Yuma is centrally located in Southwest Arizona, within a short drive to many popular attractions and destinations.

Bring your skills to one of the sunniest places on earth - Yuma, AZ!


Provides technical assistance under the direct supervision and direction of the operating surgeon; appropriately exercises the right and responsibility to refuse to perform any act that is beyond his/her education, experience, and/or capability as defined by the State of Arizona Nurse Practice Act and AORN standards.

Assists in positioning, preparation of the surgical site, and draping of the patient.

Performs intraoperative surgical first-assisting, under the direction and direct supervision of the surgeon, including using instruments/medical devices, providing wound exposure, handling and/or cutting tissue (including dissection), providing hemostasis, suturing; retracting, and dressing application.

Consistently demonstrates knowledge of procedures, knowledge of the anatomy, the ability to follow directions, and the ability to anticipate surgeon/procedure needs.

Assists in orientation of operative staff (RN/Surgical techs) members to new equipment and procedures.

Performs, when assigned to a surgical procedure as a first assistant, functions only in that role and is not assigned additional/other duties on that surgical case until released as the first assistant by the surgeon.

When not assigned as a first assistant, performs other duties as requested including but not limited to being assigned to surgical cases in the scrub or circulating role, either in the MOR, WSS, or OSD.

Other duties as assigned.



Other information:
REQUIRED: 3+ years related experience

Physical Requirements and working conditions for this position will be provided to you up on interview. 

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