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The Vanderbilt Adult Medicine Perioperative Services Group consists of 61 Adult Operating Rooms including:
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck
Our circulating nurses are an important part of the surgical team in our operating rooms. In addition to preparing the operating room, the nurse checks the stock of supplies and instruments and has excellent problem-solving skills. Equipment must be checked and double-checked. If something is missing or not in working order, the circulating nurse finds a solution. As a patient advocate, the circulating nurse interacts with the patient before surgery and serves as a patient protector during surgery. Assessing the patient right before surgery is critical to making sure that all required prep was completed. Serving as a patient advocate and safety monitor, the circulating nurse observes the surgery and ensures that no aspect of patient care is missed. She also studies data and responds quickly if anything goes wrong.
Job requires graduate of an approved nursing program and 1 year of OR Circulating nursing experience or the equivalent.
Registered Nurse (RN) licensure
Day and Night Shift available. Multiple shift hours available based on specialty and volume.
Our Nursing Philosophy:
We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.