RN – Circulator – Operating room

General summary of duties:  Contributes to the company by utilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care given to the surgical patient during the intra-operative period.  Plans and delivers safe, effective nursing care until the patient is transferred from his/her care to the recovery R.N. Performs duties of the circulating or scrub role in caring for all age patients. 


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Maintains current knowledge of surgical procedures and techniques. 
  • Broad knowledge of anesthesia care and when to assist anesthesia team.
  • Knowledge of current practice related to hand hygiene, aseptic and sterile technique. 
  • Knowledge of current practice of decontamination, high-level disinfectant, and sterilization procedures. 
  • Ability to identify and select instruments and equipment necessary for surgical procedures and appropriately interpret information on preference cards. 
  • Demonstrates attention to detail by ensuring that all documentation is legible, complete, and accurate.
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems, and objectives.
  • Has knowledge of patient rights and strives to improve patient outcomes by respecting each patient’s cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values. 
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory, compliance, and accreditation standards and requirements.
  • Possesses critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to listen to others and openly expresses respect for differing opinions.
  • Demonstrates leadership, effective organizing, and planning skills. 
  • Effective problem solving skills to include data analysis and judgment to make effective decisions.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • High Impact Communication – Effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Computer Skills – Knowledge and basic use of computer skills. 
  • Maintains high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to build trust and gain respect through effective team leadership and participation skills. 

Education:  Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing. 

Experience: Minimum 2 years experience in an operating room setting; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center.


  • Active RN license as required by state of New York.
  • Valid BCLS Certification upon employment. ***online certification not acceptable.
  • ACLS as required by facility.
  • CNOR certification preferred.

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