OR Circulating RN


The Surgical Circulating Nurse is a non-exempt hourly member of the Surgery Center team participating in its missions and values. Provides safe, quality patient care in the Operating Room area. RN displays confidence, quality, trust, respect and teamwork. Participates in the Center’s convenient, cost-effective and quality-driven care. Is supervised by Surgery Center leadership team and works collaboratively with Medical Director.


  • Provides safe, efficient and quality driven direct care to patients utilizing nursing processes and diagnosis in a timely manner, setting appropriate priorities and acting as patient advocate.
  • Communicates appropriate patient care information to all O.R. team members and post-anesthesia staff.
  • Utilizes nursing judgment, critical thinking skills and interpersonal communication skills to deliver the highest quality nursing care.
  • Supervises and educates other members of the surgical team.
  • Carries out physician orders correctly and promptly, documenting all activities.
  • Completes patient charting accurately and concisely.
  • Communicates and interacts with patients, families, physicians and peers in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Maintains required professional licenses and certificates.
  • Attends and participates in continuing education programs, communication groups, and staff meetings.
  • Complies with cost containment practices.
  • Participates in quality assurance monitoring.
  • Adheres to and assists in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Observes all safety precautions and participates in processes meeting or exceeding regulatory and accreditation guidelines.
  • Complies with health and safety rules and procedures at the Center.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of AORN standards and recommended practices.
  • Adheres to standards to maintain a sterile and safe environment in the OR.
  • Responsible for observing and maintaining the integrity of the sterile field.
  • Works with management to establish appropriate patient clinical criteria, record-keeping, confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA guidelines, processing of scheduling, identification, patient care and QA.
  • May assist in other areas of the Surgery Center as needed.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current MI licensure and BLS certification.
  • ACLS recommended, not required.
  • One or more years of demonstrated surgical experiences and skills with knowledge of accepted AORN and State Dept. of Health standards.
  • Orthopedic experience preferred
  • Demonstrated decision making and organizational skills.
  • Change oriented and creative.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including those required during stressful situations.
  • Will serve in patient care including patient movement or lifting.
  • Standing, bending, stooping, kneeling and ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
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"Everyone was friendly from check in to discharge. I am very impressed and pleased. You have a fabulous staff. It couldn't possibly have been a better experience. "
- Claudia
"If procedures are necessary, it is a pleasure having them done at the Surgery Center. All processes have been well thought out and streamlined with the patient in mind. There does not seem to be any unnecessary steps or duplication of effort."
- Gary
"Excellent care --- and my anesthesiologist was very caring about my comfort throughout the surgery."
- Ellen
"Always such a nice experience here when you're having medical procedures done. It's never fun, but I try to be positive about it and the staff and docs are great. Glad to find good care here 'Up North.' "
- Heidi P.
"The staff was great at making us feeling comfortable sending our 3-year old in for surgery. They put our minds at ease and he is recovering great. Thanks! - Grant"
- Grant
"The follow up phone calls both from the surgeon and nurse were very comforting, and appreciated. All in all, a first class operation; thanks for your caring"
- Lee M.
"All of the staff were incredible - particularly the nurses that won over my 4-year old in record time, so that he happily and willingly went back with them for his surgery with no hesitation, and the nursing staff that helped care for him post-op. Truly incredible people!"
- Jennifer