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OR Circulator Nurse (FT), Brewster, WA

Organization: Three Rivers Hospital
Category: Nurse
Location: Brewster, WA
Date Job Posted: December 11, 2021
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Posting Number: HR014122
Posting Date: September 16, 2021
Date Available: Immediately

Position Summary:

The OR Circulator Nurse an active member of the Operating Room team in providing quality preoperative care to the patient. Observes and teaches other surgical team members with emphasis on asepsis, teamwork and safety. Assumes the leadership role in supervisor's absence. Coordinate' s efforts of all the surgical team to expedite the surgical procedure with the highest quality of care for the patients.

Essential Job Duties:

Identify needed supplies and equipment to prepare the room for the patient and the procedure. Assure that all pre-surgical activities are completed. Assure completion of the patient's chart, operating room records and charge sheets. Assess and meet the patient's physical, emotional and safety needs. Assist anesthetist as needed and stand by during the induction and intubation phases of anesthesia. Prepare the operative site in the prescribed manner. Assist the surgeon, assistant and technologists with gowning and assure that the room set-up meets their needs. Preparation of specimens, retrieval of extra supplies, cleaning and flashing instruments are the only exceptions. Keep the room neat and tidy. Obtain and record medications which the provider administers during operative procedure. Anticipate and fulfill the needs of the surgeon, assistant, anesthesia and technologist. Assist the anesthetist in transporting the patient to the recovery room. Assist with table and room clean-up following the operative procedure. Supervise and assist in sterilization, stocking and case care set-ups. Assist the Recovery Nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit as necessary. Keep the OR Supervisor notified of progress and changes in the OR. Notify other staff of surgery schedule changes. Assist in the orientation, training and education of personnel. Teach and direct other personnel assigned to work unde rtheir direction. Participate in activities that will assist the department and hospital to provide ongoing improvement in patient care services. Adhere to the Washington State Registered Nurse Practice Act and hospital's written policies and procedures. Assist in other nursing areas when unoccupied in OR if requested by OR Supervisor. Other duties as assigned.


Current Registered Nurse in the State of Washington. Two years' experience as a full-time circulator. Current BLS / CPR certification. ACLS certification within one (1) year of acceptance of position. Must be able to perform various sensory requirements such as vision, speech, smell, touch, manual dexterity, fine motor skills, and hearing in order to assess and treat the patient accurately. Must be able to use computers and have typing skills sufficient for documentation on EMAR, email and word processing, research, and on line education.

Position Wage Range: MIN: $ 30.17 MAX: $ 49.47 Sign-on Bonus: $5,000
Schedule: Days: Monday - Friday; Rotating schedule Hours: 7:00 am-3:30 pm. No call-time.
Department/FTE: Surgery FTE: 1.00 Benefit eligible? YES
Physical Requirements: Please see full Job Description in Human Resources



Three Rivers Hospital
Human Resources Department
PO Box 577
507 Hospital Way
Brewster, WA 98812
(509) 689-2517



Three Rivers Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

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