Also referred to as: Operating Room Nurse, OR Nurse, Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room
Requirements and Responsibilities

Staff Nurse - RN - Operating Room provides professional nursing care to assigned operating room patients throughout the perioperative period. Collaborates with surgical team to strategize, implement and evaluate an individualized plan of care for each patient. Being a Staff Nurse - RN - Operating Room assists physicians during examinations and surgical procedures, using and monitoring medical equipment as necessary. Evaluates and monitors patients' condition, maintains patients' medical records, and documents patient's progress. Additionally, Staff Nurse - RN - Operating Room administer medications, including narcotics, as directed. Functions in a scrub and circulating nurse role. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in nursing. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. May require a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification. Requires a valid state RN license. Staff Nurse - RN - Operating Room's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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