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 - 9 weeks - Days 10||Fairbanks AK|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 12||Alabaster AL|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 12||Birmingham AL|
|RN OR - 6 weeks - Variable 8||Birmingham AL|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 10||Birmingham AL|
|RN OR - 9 weeks - Days 12||Fort Smith AR|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 8||Western Arkansas Area AR|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 12||Chandler AZ|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Evenings 8 hr||Eastern Arizona Area AZ|
|RN OR - 16 weeks - Days 8||Flagstaff Area AZ|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 10||Lake Havasu City AZ|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Days 10||Phoenix AZ|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Variable 8/12||Phoenix AZ|
|RN OR - 13 weeks - Eve 8 $$||Apple Valley CA|
|RN OR - 14 weeks - Days 12||Bakersfield CA|
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Scrub nurses prepare the instruments and the sterile field. They get the patient into position and hand instruments to the surgeon as the case progresses. Circulating nurses make sure all paperwork is accounted for and that supplies are on hand. They perform instrument counts and ensure the correct surgery is performed. Nurse first assistants have responsibilities that vary depending on the surgeon. They range from administering medications to inserting sutures.
* indicates fast starts; $$ indicates higher than average pay in this specialty.
Indicates a Nursing Licensure Compact state. Multi-state license accepted.