Job Posted June 1, 2022

Registered Nurse, Operating Room

Opening with Proliance Eastside Surgery Center
Job Role: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time


Position Summary

Proliance Eastside Surgery Center, a division of Proliance Surgeons, Inc., is currently seeking a qualified OR RN. The Registered Nurse in surgery provides expert professional nursing care for the patient during the perioperative course. The RN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of patients throughout surgical intervention. The RN in surgery will supervise Operating Room Technicians and ancillary personnel. Hours are Monday through Friday, no nights, no holidays, no weekends, no call!

*** Proliance Eastside Surgery Center is offering a $8000 Sign-on Bonus for this role***

The primary responsibility of the RN will be to perform the duties of a circulator in the Operating Room. The RN may also be competent in the role of a scrub nurse and perform the duties of that role, as staffing requires.

  • Work with all members of the health care team to provide optimal care to the patient, throughout their surgical experience.
  • Maintain a friendly, positive and caring attitude with all patients, physicians and staff.
  • Maintain excellent physical and mental health.
  • Assist in patient education during all phases of their experience at the Center.
  • Assist in assuring that the proper supplies, instruments and equipment are available for the procedure.
  • Assist in assuring that equipment is functioning properly.
  • Assist supervisor with preparation of budget.
  • Monitor use of and charge for all supplies used during procedure.  Assist with inventory control by proper count of supplies/time used.
  • Document appropriately the care that is given to the patient.
  • Continue education to meet state requirements and keep current with health care issues.
  • Display professionalism at work and in the community as a representative of the Center.
  • Take an active role on committees within the department and throughout the clinic.
  • Identifies actual and potential risk to patients and others and takes action to minimize or eliminate risk and maximize safety.
  • Performs charge nurse responsibilities as staffing demands and as requested.

Key Duties

  • Prepare for the next days’ cases by gathering supplies, instruments and equipment.
  • Check autoclave for proper temperature and pressure.
  • Assist anesthesia to make sure that they have proper supplies and drugs available.
  • Assist with transport of the patient to the operating room.
  • Correctly position patient for procedure, using proper positioning techniques.
  • Assist Anesthesia personnel with induction as necessary.
  • Monitors for breaks in aseptic technique.
  • Performs surgical prep per protocol.
  • Performs sponge and needle counts as appropriate.
  • Monitors patient with local anesthesia as necessary.
  • Is prepared for emergency situations by knowing correct procedures and locations of emergency call system.
  • Assists entire team throughout procedure to ensure a desired outcome.
  • Labels and sends specimens to pathology as per protocol.
  • Monitors that Universal Precautions are maintained.
  • At the end of the procedure, the nurse will assist with securing the dressing, moving the patient to the gurney and assisting anesthesia as needed.
  • Assists in transporting patient to PACU.
  • Gives a thorough report to the PACU RN to assure continuity of care.
  • Is available to PACU RN for assistance as necessary.
  • Will have completed nurse record and posted charges for the procedure prior to returning to the operating room.
  • Make corrections and updates surgeons’ preference cards.
  • Will assist in cleaning of room and instruments.
  • Will assist in restocking of OR.
  • Organize supplies and equipment for surgical procedures according to physician preference
  • Offers assistance to other rooms and areas within the department if the need arises and time allows.
  • Keeps the Director apprised of any equipment/instruments that are in need of repair.
  • Participates on committees and assists in special projects that may arise as directed by the ASC Director
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work compatibly with all physicians and staff
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Possess a clear understanding of the importance of efficiency and cost effectiveness in an ambulatory surgery center
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique, anesthetic agents and complications
  • Ability to handle emergency situations is required.
  • Aptitude for understanding, use of and troubleshooting of machines and equipment
  • Ability to be flexible in job duties and work schedule
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current State licensure and ACLS certification (completed within 6 months of hire)
  • Two years of operating room experience
  • Experience in Orthopaedics and outpatient surgery

  • Ability to stand/walk for up to eight hours per day
  • Bend, stoop, twist
  • Assist patients in turning, rising from recliners and stretchers
  • Assist patients in and out of wheelchairs, push wheelchairs
  • Assist with the moving of patients on and off the operating room table
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds

The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

How we are protecting team members from COVID-19?
Employee and patient health and safety is our top priority. At Proliance, we are adhering to CDC, State and local orders regarding COVID-19 and have implemented processes and precautions across our facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Following the most recent vaccination mandate for healthcare workers in Washington State, and our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and patients, all Proliance employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon hire, or proof of a medical or religious exemption.

Proliance Surgeons offers a generous benefits package including Medical/RX, Dental, Vision, 401k with profit sharing and more! Plus ALL of our employees enjoy the free perks of our employee purchasing program offering a variety of discounts on purchases made every day – including cell phone service!

Proliance Surgeons is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and we welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills to apply.

All employment decisions at Proliance Surgeons are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

Ambulatory Surgery Center

12911 120th Avenue NE Suite H-110
Kirkland, WA 98034-3061

(425) 216-7019


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