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Registered Nurse (RN) - OR General Surgery

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Hamden
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 36
Job Shift: Shift 2
Shift Details: Day/Eve rotating with on call and weekend responsibility as needed.

SIGN-ON BONUS OFFERED! (Restrictions Apply)

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. - We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network.

St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent's is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system's second-largest hospital.

Job Summary

Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established - - policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

Promote safe care for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures through evidence based practices as the RN Circulator.

Provides support to the surgical team for maintaining a high level of sterility.


Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess patients and to identify physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and age related needs in order to provide individualized care to the patient.

Reviews charts for completeness, in accordance with documentation protocols prior to and after the surgical procedure

Adhere to all relevant health and safety standards

Communicate with patients, teammates, and physicians to ensure continuity of care

Assess patients prior to surgery (e.g. NPO status) and alleviate their concerns

Prepare the operating room for surgery (supplies, implants, instruments, equipment)

Check equipment & troubleshoot as needed

Assume responsibility of keeping the operating room sterilized

Position and prepare patient on operating table

Monitor patient's vital signs to detect anomalies

Adhere to safety standards and precautions

Pass medical instruments or other objects to the surgeon during operation when scrubbed

Required Credentials

Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Connecticut Department of Public Health obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association

(AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Current 2 years' experience as Operating Room Nurse (scrub is a plus, not required)

Excellent knowledge of aseptic and sterile techniques

Solid understanding of patient safety and precautions

In-depth knowledge of surgical operation procedures

Critical thinker and problem solver

Team Player

Excellent organizational and time management skills

A great team player with excellent communication skills


Associate degree required, BSN preferred

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your momen t.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, Hamden , Registered Nurse (RN) - OR General Surgery, Healthcare , Hamden, Connecticut

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