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. 





  • 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.