Staff Nurse First Assist

Staff Nurse First Assist

  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Responsible for assists with patient preparation, positioning, prepping, and draping. In collaboration with the surgeon, using knowledge, skills and judgement the RNFA provides exposure of the surgical site with the use of retractors, suction, and sponges.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or equivalent qualification


  • Minimum (5) five years post graduate experience as an RN, of which at least two years of current experience must be a Certified RNFA (CRNFA) in a tertiary setting
  • CRNFA certification in a specialty offered by CCAD, e.g., GI, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, organ transplant, etc.
  • Applicants with endo vein harvesting for vascular/cardiac surgery


  • Valid and in a good Standing License in current country of practice

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs accurate and complete admission assessments
  • Monitors and documents the patient’s condition and the effectiveness of care and/or interventions
  • Establishes and implements a care plan based on sound nursing theory, scientific principles, professional judgment and individual patient needs
  • Evaluates and updates the patient’s plan of care to facilitate the achievement of planned and expected outcomes
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing protocol
  • Assesses for and plans the educational needs of the patient
  • Provides teaching and educational material to patients and/or families, which may include diagnosis, tests and procedures, safe and proper use of equipment, use of medications, injury prevention and nutritional needs
  • Monitors and resolves customer service issues and provides feedback regarding satisfaction results to Nursing Leadership
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patients and families
  • Interacts with patients, families and other visitors in a courteous, helpful manner
  • Facilitates the incorporation of patient safety and Magnet principles into clinical nursing care
  • Participates in clinical nursing research and supports CCAD research initiatives
  • Keeps abreast of best practice information for nursing profession