Applying for OR Job - page 2
I will be graduating in May and I am going through the application process right now to start looking for internships. I will be applying for L&D at one hospital but at another hospital I would like... Read More
Feb 14, '07Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 374; Likes: 142Quote from JaxiaKileyYes.Do RNFA's have to stand more than other nurses in the OR?
Scrub nurses stand in one place but they get lunch breaks.
RNFAs might not get a break until the case is over. A case can take all day sometimes.
Circulators run around like chickens without a head but at least they often get to sit down during the case.
Overall though, RNFA is the easiest job of all of them. Most of day is spent holding a retractor and suctioning.
Feb 15, '07Occupation: Dialysis Nurse Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in dialysis ; Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 830; Likes: 791I loved what you said about not wanting much patient contact.
I feel guilty for not wanting much patient contact, yet that is exactly the appeal of OR nursing for me. I love medicine and I am fascinated by the human body, but don't mind taking care of a patient who can't talk back to me.
I have a wild passion for surgery. It is exactly what I want to do. This week I finally go to have an OR clinical and I was over the moon! I adored every moment. I watched everything like a hawk, asked a zillion questions, pitched in and helped do whatever they asked, pored over the medications, quizzed the anesthetist......well you get the idea.
I was VERY into it. I can't wait to start doing this as my career.