Surgical Suite Staff Nurse (circulator)

Posted on: 10/4/2014 11:45:00 PM
Job Type: Full-time

Surgery Suite Staff Nurse (Circulator)                                   

Reports to: Director of Surgical Services               

Summary of Responsibilities:  Registered professional nurse who, under the immediate supervision of the D.S.S, is responsible for the safety of the patient while in the surgical suite and assists with the supervision of nonprofessional personnel in the area.  By assessment of the individual patient and procedure, he/she anticipates the needs of the surgical team and provides such services while maintaining an aseptic and safe environment.

Essential Job Functions-Coordinates patient care as needed with staff in surgery suite.

Insures care of patient through proper identification, checking of chart, and reporting of changes in condition.

Performs scrub duties as necessary.

Supervises and assists scrub nurse as necessary.

Position patient, prepare operative area, and adjust table to proper position according to standard policies.

Meet current documentation standards and policies.

Review surgeon preference cards for desired medications and verifies same with surgeon.

Provides patient with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.

Identifies physical symptoms and changes in the patient and takes action immediately.

Perform follow-up with physician office and/or patient concerning patient post op status.

Assist in establishment and maintenance of procedures, policies, and standards.

Must have working knowledge of sterile techniques (gloving, prep, scrub table, field, dropping items on scrub table, etc.)

Complete all OR documentation according to company policy

Proficient in using OR equipment

Performs all other duties as assigned.

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.


Exceptional human relations skills

Ability to create a trustworthy and comfortable environment for patients

Ability to work with interruptions and to manage multiple priorities

Maintaining patient confidentiality

Ability to function as part of a dynamic work team.

Must demonstrate a positive work attitude, work habits at all times.

Ability to organize and prioritize time

Minimum Background Requirements

Minimum of One (1) year experience as operating room nurse/acute care nurse preferred.

Membership and participation in professional organization preferred.

Current Georgia Licensure

BLS Certification

PALS Certification

ACLS Certification 

Must have the ability to work flexible hours.

Minimum Demonstrated Skills

Proficiency on a PC

Proficiency using a photocopier

Proficiency using a fax machine

Physical Requirements: 

Must be in good physical condition to withstand the stress and demands of an active position. 

Manual dexterity, good eye-hand coordination, adequate vision and hearing needed in daily work.

Must be able to lift, push, or pull up to 100 pounds

Sitting 10% of the time.

Walking 90% of the time.

Pulling charts 15%

Bending and stretching pulling 80%

Medical  office environment

Minimal environmental hazards.

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