OR Registered Nurse Circulator (RN)

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Job Status
Regular Full-Time
14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd.

Job Description

Operating Room Circulator - RN

Department:               ASC- Tampa

Job Summary:           Provides and customizes nursing care to the patient during the intraoperative phase.  Sets up the operating room, stocks the room, and oversees the room during all surgeries.

Reports to:                 Charge Nurse

Position Level:           8D



Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Damp dusts room and all flat surfaces prior to start of day.
  • Collects all equipment and supplies for the day.
  • Ensures all alarms are active and functioning
  • Ensures equipment wheels are locked and in lowest position
  • Tests all equipment before start of the surgical case and monitors equipment during the case
  • Ensures implants are available
  • Ensures all supplies are available for each case
  • Verifies family member is available for communication with surgeon at end of each procedure
  • Assesses readiness of patient for surgery/procedure 
  • Reviews preoperative checklist
  • Confirms preoperative assessment
  • Confirms required diagnostic testing prior to procedure
  • Introduces self to patient
  • Verifies NPO status, allergies, past medical history
  • Verifies surgical consents
  • Confirms identity before the operative procedure
  • Verifies verbally and visually the identity of the individual undergoing the operative procedure
    • Asks patient to state name, procedure and birth date
  • Verifies operative procedure, surgical site, laterality, and level
  • Participates in the time out process before every surgery
  • Maintains all surgical documentation, as required
  • Circulates surgical cases
    • Applies, removes and documents safety devices, positioning devices, and additional items related to specific surgical procedures.
    • Checks patient skin integrity post surgery
    • Implements protective measures to prevent skin or tissue injury due to thermal sources
    • Completes all surgical counts and documents same
  • Documents all assessments and care provided in the medical record
    • Ensures all entries are legible, timely and concise
    • Authenticates all entries
  • Transfers patient to PACU and provides thorough post-procedure report to PACU nurse
  • Maintains training requirements
    • BLS and ACLS
    • Annual Risk Management education
    • Annual OSHA training
    • Annual Malignant Hyperthermia drill
    • Competencies, when required
    • Participates in quarterly fire drills as required for AHCA Life Safety


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.


Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to think and react quickly to changing patient status and physician needs
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • Above average ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously


Occupational Exposure:

  • High risk exposure to bloodborne pathogens and chemical hazards.


Job Qualifications:

  • Current Florida RN Licensure
  • Strong clinical skills and surgical experience
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Mandatory BLS and ACLS
  • Orthopaedics experience is required
  • Pre-Op or PACU experience is a plus!


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