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Job Description

A Registered Nurse- First Assistant (RNFA) may be credentialed as an Allied Health Professional with privileges to first assist on surgical procedures under the direct supervision and sponsorship of a Surgeon who is a member of the Medical Staff of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. A letter of sponsorship from the employing Surgeon is required if the RNFA is not employed by the hospital. The RNFA is responsible to the employing Physician and WestHills Hospital & Medical Center, and will not function as a Scrub Nurse while functioning as an RNFA. This position will comply with all existing Operating Room protocols. Termination of privileges of the sponsoring Surgeon will result in automatic termination of privileges for the RNFA.

Job Requirements

  1. Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
  2. Minimum of two (2) current years of diversified Operating Room experience.
  3. Completion of an accredited course in RN First Assisting, including didactic and preceptor training.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in applying principles of asepsis and infection control.
  5. Proficient in perioperative nursing practice, both as a Scrub Nurse and Circulating Nurse.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology, and operative techniques relative to procedures wherein the RFNA assists.
  7. California Registered Nurse licensure, current Operating Room Nurse certification, and current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification required.
  8.  Must also meet requirements, statuses, regulations, and Hospital policies and procedures relevant to RNFA.


  • Health Insurance or HSA Account
  • Retirement Plan
  • Reimbursements (Travel, CEU, License and Certifications)

Screening Process

  1. Submit Application – click here
  2. Provide requested documentation
  3. Complete health, background and competency screening
  4. Attend facility specific orientation and training

How To Apply

  1. Apply Online – click here
  2. Call us (818)225-7918
  3. Email us
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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers compassionate and responsive care for the improvement of human life. Our expert physicians and clinicians, and every employee, strives each day to bring outstanding service to the bedside. Serving the West Valley for more than 50 years, West Hills Hospital brings "quality care, close to home." Many of our services, including Orthopedic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Care and Critical are highly-ranked on a national scale. We provide special places for women and newborn infants including our Women's Diagnostic Center and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We are home to the renowned Grossman Burn Center. We house an expansive Emergency Department, now made more accessible 24/7 with the addition of a new helipad. This means a more efficient transport service for the region's burn patients and others who are critically injured. West Hills Hospital is also an Advanced Stroke Center as designed by the Joint Commission and home to the first accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County. Our staff of 900 employees and Medical Staff of 450 look forward to serving you.
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