Operating Room Nurses Face Challenges and Shifting Responsibilities
Operating room nurses can have one of three distinct jobs: scrub nurse, circulator, or first assist. Each nurse has different responsibilities, but it takes all nurses working together to get the job done.
|Operating Room Jobs||Location|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 12 $$||Anchorage AK|
|RN OR - 8 weeks - Days 8||Round Rock TX|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Nights 12||Dallas TX|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 12||Plano TX|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 8||North Richland Hills TX|
|RN OR - 12 weeks - Days 12||Draper UT|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Nights 8||Palmer AK|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 10||Caldwell ID|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Variable 8 $$||Rapid City Area SD|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 8 $$||Homer AK|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Nights 8||Wheat Ridge CO|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 10||Asheville NC|
|RN OR - 12 weeks - Nights 8||Fort Wayne IN|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Nights 12||Austin TX|
|RN OR - 14 weeks - Days 12||Shreveport LA|
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Scrub nurses prepare the instruments and the sterile field. They get the patient into position and hand instruments to the surgeon as the case progresses. Circulating nurses make sure all paperwork is accounted for and that supplies are on hand. They perform instrument counts and ensure the correct surgery is performed. Nurse first assistants have responsibilities that vary depending on the surgeon. They range from administering medications to inserting sutures.
* indicates fast starts; $$ indicates higher than average pay in this specialty.
Indicates a Nursing Licensure Compact state. Multi-state license accepted.