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RN Surgical Specialist - Operating Room

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Job ID: 30305
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 10 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking an experienced OR Nurse for a full-time Surgical Specialist role in the OR at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington.   This is a 1.0 FTE working four 10 hour day shifts each week plus call.    

We offer:

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus
  • Relocation Assistance is available
  • The latest technology that includes 2 new XI DaVinci robots and a MAKO robot for total knees and hips.
  • 18 state-of-the-art surgery suites that include 2 open heart surgery suites and an additional Hybrid OR Suite.
  • Surgeries that include open heart, trauma, neuro, ortho, vascular, thoracic, plastics, robotics, ENT, eyes, and general surgery.
  • A comprehensive, employee focused benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and a successful wellness program that has helped position PeaceHealth as the #1 Healthiest Employer in WA.
  • Hourly compensation that starts at $43.98, more depending on experience, degree, and relevant certifications.
  • A hospital on the Magnet Journey.
  • A mission driven culture that consistently demonstrates its core values of Respect for Individual Human Dignity and Worth, Stewardship, Collaboration and Social Justice.

Southwest Washington Medical Center is a non-profit, 450-bed tertiary-level hospital. Located just across the river from the Portland, OR metropolitan area, Vancouver, WA is a central location where you can take advantage of city amenities or the lush landscape, with easy access to numerous recreational and cultural activities. An ideal location for foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike, and just a short drive to the charming coastal towns along the Pacific Ocean. 

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


Provide patient care by assessing, analyzing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patients following the nursing process and established standards. Participate as a member of the healthcare team by communicating and documenting pertinent patient information and providing patient and family teaching. Provide clinical oversight/expertise for assigned specialty.


  • Coordinate surgical instrumentation and equipment to include distributing according to the OR schedule. Purchase/acquire special instrumentation and equipment. Provide input for the purchase of instruments and equipment for the capital budget. Coordinate with instrument representatives the care, use and completeness of specialty instrumentation and equipment. Coordinate education of staff regarding new instrumentation, equipment, procedures and changes in practice. Assist with troubleshooting equipment problems. Work closely with sterile processing to ensure appropriate instrumentation is available for all cases related to their specialty.
  • Provide oversight to case assignment by overseeing the orientation of new employees into assigned specialty. Act as resource for staff and physicians regarding all issues related to assigned service line. Maintain preference lists.
  • Responsible for initiation, accuracy and maintenance of surgeon resource maps within their specialty.
  • Monitor and document patient care and act as a runner for specific additional requests/needs within the surgery suite. Scrub in on surgery cases as needed to provide continuity of patient care, increased patient safety and ability to teach/educate other surgery team members.
  • Assess patient's physical, psychological, social, and cultural needs. Provide care appropriate to patient's age recognizing specific physical, safety, nutrition/elimination, motor/cognitive and psychosocial needs. Provide support and makes referrals.
  • Perform effective communication and documentation by rounding with surgeons and core surgery team members to develop their specialty and implement changes as necessary. Communicate and document interventions, patient responses according to standards. Utilize recognized organizational communication standard. Keep abreast of and comply with departmental and organizational changes and events through reading appropriate communications and attending unit and assigned meetings.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities outlined in Staff RN position description.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.



  • Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing.
  • BSN preferred.


  • Minimum of 5 years of current and verifiable full-time surgical experience (current defined as within past 6 months) in a RN role as a circulating and/or scrub RN. This position is for a specific business line that requires 5+ years experience in that specific area, i.e. with special skills, knowledge and/or experience as specified in the job posting (or may have equivalent education and/or experience).

  • Required 2+ years progressive leadership experience (or may have equivalent education and/or experience). 


  • WA State RN Licensure.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred.
  • Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) preferred.


  • Extensive operating room scrub and/or circulator experience.
  • Knowledge of sterilization techniques and processing.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate clinical information.
  • Strong analysis/problem solving skills.
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Computer skills.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Knowledge of nursing processes and practices.


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion more than 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work 

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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