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Operating Room Registered Nurse
Warrington, PA

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POSITION:                 Operating Room Staff Nurse


SUMMARY:    The primary responsibility of this position is to provide nursing care to ensure the safety of the patient during their stay in the surgical suite.


  2. To utilize specialized nursing knowledge and discriminative judgment while giving direct and indirect patient
  3. Performs assessment of patient for specific nursing care
  4. Plans care to ensure patient
  5. Directs and assists in carrying out safe aseptic & sterile techniques and procedures.
  6. Supervises and directs the activities of non-professional personnel as necessary.
  7. To perform the tasks delegated to the “circulating”
  8. Checks room for needed supplies and prepares room for specific patient and
  9. Assist in transporting patient to O.R. and checks patient record for appropriate pre-op preparation and procedures (i.e. lab, x-ray, appropriate permits).
  10. Performs and/or directs appropriate surgical
  11. Completes documentation for O.R. records, laboratory requisitions, and patient chart including medications and physician
  12. Directs proper care of instruments, supplies, sterilization, and storage of equipment.
  13. Supervises and assists with the proper, safe positioning of the
  14. Performs sponge, needle, and instrument counts and documentation of same.
  15. Identifies, labels, and cares for all surgical specimens properly.
  16. Secures emergency equipment and supplies as
  17. Controls the general “tone” of the operating
  18. To perform the tasks of the “scrub”
  19. Scrub, gowns, and gloves members of surgical team following aseptic techniques.
  1. Sets up operating room with all necessary equipment and
  2. Arranges instruments according to routine for a given
  3. Handles instruments correctly and checks for cleanliness and proper working
  4. Maintains sterile field throughout the surgical
  5. Performs clean up following procedures, as well as general housekeeping

Functions in the role of second assistant following successful skills demonstration.

  1. To function efficiently as a member of surgical
  2. Provides assistance to team members, physicians, and anesthesia personnel as needed (i.e. reliability, working relations, initiative, training needs).
  3. Reviews physicians’ preference cards and updates as
  4. Assists in stocking, preparation, and waste management of
  5. Performs other related duties as
  6. To support quality
  7. Develop communication skills and promote departmental relationships to ensure continuity of
  8. Participates in on-going committees and other educational programs to enhance patient
  9. Maintains current CPR certification and any advanced life support certifications.
  12. Immediate Supervisor:             Director of Nursing
  13. Positions to be supervised: Surgical Technician

Non-professional Personnel in O.R.


  1. Internal: Staff in Clinical and Business Office
  2. External: Physicians,  Allied  Health  Professionals,  Patients  and Families, Representatives of Medical



It is necessary to perform some overtime beyond regularly scheduled work hours to provide patient care. Additionally, some on-call duty may be required. Because of  the nature of procedures in the O.R. and patient care issues, this job can be stressful and hectic.


Physical and mental – 80% walking, standing, pushing, pulling, required to move patients. Potential exists for exposure to blood and body fluids as well as other hazardous materials. Personal protective equipment should be utilized as needed. Must have a thorough knowledge of general nursing theory and practice; a knowledge of operating room technique; possess strong organization skills and flexibility; present good communication skills; have the ability to assess priorities; present a professional image; and be able to handle periods of stress.


The Operating Room Staff Nurse must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and be currently licensed to practice nursing.  A minimum of one year experience in the operating room. Certification is preferred. The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as function within a team; have the ability to assess patient needs, determine priorities, plan and direct care for the surgical patient, and must possess the ability to handle stress.

Hours are 8am – 430pm.

Full benefits. Please email resume to be considered.


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