(1) A registered nurse first assistant (RNFA) is a perioperative registered nurse who:
(a) is certified as a CNOR with proof of completion from the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) approved RNFA education program;
(b) works in collaboration with the surgeon and other health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes;
(c) has acquired the necessary knowledge, judgment, and skills specific to the expanded role of RNFA clinical practice;
(d) intraoperatively practices at the direction of the surgeon; and
(e) does not concurrently function as a scrub person.