Registered Nurse - Operating Room Circulator


Location: Orthopaedic Surgery Center

Job Description

Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, P.S is hiring for a full-time Operating Room Circulating RN to work out of our Ambulatory Surgery Center. The OR Circulator works four 10 hour shifts weekly (M-F Day Shift, 1.0 FTE). NWOS is closed on all weekends and major holidays.

The Operating Room Circulator RN is responsible for delivering quality patient care at all times, ensuring a comfortable and confident visit for each patient. Under the direction of the OR Manager and/or Charge Nurse, this position is responsible for intraoperative patient care. This position utilizes substantial specialized judgment and skill in providing nursing care of assigned patients in the perioperative process.


  • Provide direct nursing care in conformance with company policies, procedures and ASC standards while advocating/utilizing the nursing process and scientific principles. 
  • Perform circulator role proficiently.
  • Manage multiple pieces of surgical equipment.
  • Prepare for surgery cases to start on time and produce excellent turnover times.
  • Clean OR between cases.
  • Set up patient rooms.
  • Perform sterile technique in all cases.
  • Act as a patient advocate.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Washington State Registered Nurses License.
  • BLS certification required within 30 days of hire.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of circulating experience preferred, but not required.
  • Orthopedic experience preferred.
  • Perioperative nursing experience preferred. 



Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists offers competitive compensation, great health benefits, 401(k), profit sharing, continuing education and many other supplemental benefits.

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