Trillium Health Partners

Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA) - Operating Room

System ID
Job Type
Full Time
Credit Valley Hospital
Number of Positions

Job Description

Position: Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA)

Status: Permanent Full Time

Dept: Operating Room

Posting ID: 2024-37078

Role Level: NN11A - $52.61-63.90

Site: Credit Valley Hospital

Posted: 04/04/2024

Application Deadline: 11/04/2024 or until filled

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission:     A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

Our Values:       Compassion, Excellence, Courage

Our Goals:        Quality, Access, Sustainability

Our Enablers:    People, Education, Innovation, Research


Job Description:


As a member of the Surgery team, the Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) is responsible for enhancing the care of surgical patients. As an experienced perioperative registered nurse, with specialized education, knowledge and skills, they practice in collaboration with and under the direction of the surgeon. Clinical expertise is leveraged in pre, intra and post-operative phases of the surgical experience. Key to this role is maintaining excellence in nursing practice and being accountable to the patient’s safety, participation in education and identification of opportunities for quality improvements. The RNFA is positioned to support the organization’s strategic plan, mission and vision for better access, quality and sustainability of surgical services. The RNFA will participate in program and hospital-wide initiatives to create better health care for all.



  • RNFA certification required
  • Current R.N certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • ACLS certification required
  • Perioperative Nursing certificate (CPN(C)) required
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing expertise in obstetrical and/or perioperative nursing required
  • Provide leadership and excellence in collaborative perioperative nursing care through the components of: expert clinical practice, consultation, education, research and leadership        
  • Provide the integration of nursing and medical skills and knowledge within the broad scope of enhanced nursing practice. The RNFA practices in collaboration with and at the direction of the surgeon during the pre, intra, and post-operative phases of the perioperative experience
  • Demonstrated consistency in respectful communication, diplomacy and approachability
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, prioritization and problem-solving skills
  • Evidence of ongoing and recent professional development and a commitment to life-long learning
  • Experience developing/delivering patient teaching materials/programs
  • Satisfactory attendance and performance record required


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 Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) is an equal opportunity employer who values the importance of antiracism work and is committed to integrating antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion best practices throughout THP operations, policies and culture. Therefore, we ask that even if you do not see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on this posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that candidates from underrepresented groups often only apply when they feel 100% qualified. We encourage all applicants who are members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code based on race, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nations, Métis or Inuk/Inuit person to consider this opportunity.


In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.



We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



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