Surgical Circulator

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Healthcare Job Number: 18651 Pay Rate: 42

Job Description

Surgical Circulator
Overview: As a Surgical Circulator, you play a vital role in the operating room (OR) team, ensuring the smooth flow of surgical procedures by coordinating various aspects of patient care and operating room logistics. Your responsibilities encompass pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative phases, where your attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to multitask contribute to the delivery of safe and efficient patient care.

Pay: $42/hour

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Pre-operative Preparation:
    • Collaborate with the surgical team to prepare the operating room, ensuring it is adequately equipped with necessary supplies, instruments, and equipment.
    • Verify patient identification, surgical site, and consent forms, and assist in positioning the patient on the operating table.
    • Set up sterile surgical field, draping, and arrange equipment according to the surgeon's preference.
  1. Intra-operative Support:
    • Serve as a liaison between the surgical team, nursing staff, and other departments to facilitate communication and coordination.
    • Anticipate the needs of the surgical team by providing required instruments, supplies, and equipment in a timely manner.
    • Maintain a sterile field by adhering to aseptic techniques, and assist in maintaining the integrity of the sterile environment throughout the procedure.
    • Monitor patient vital signs, anesthesia equipment, and other pertinent data, promptly notifying the surgical team of any abnormalities or concerns.
  1. Patient Advocacy and Safety:
    • Advocate for patient safety and comfort throughout the surgical experience, ensuring adherence to protocols and standards of care.
    • Confirm the accuracy of surgical counts of instruments, sponges, and needles with the scrub nurse to prevent retained surgical items.
    • Address any patient concerns or questions, providing reassurance and support as needed.
  1. Post-operative Care:
    • Assist in transferring the patient to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) or recovery area, providing a comprehensive handover to the receiving nursing staff.
    • Collaborate with the PACU team to ensure the continuity of care, including monitoring post-operative vital signs, pain management, and wound care.
    • Document intra-operative events, surgical counts, and pertinent patient information accurately in the medical record.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Degree in Nursing (RN) or equivalent qualification.
  • Current state licensure or certification as a Registered Nurse.
  • Prior experience in perioperative nursing or surgical services preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Proficiency in sterile technique and aseptic practices.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to dynamic and high-pressure environments.
  • Commitment to patient advocacy, safety, and quality care.
Working Conditions:
  • Work primarily takes place in the operating room environment, which may involve exposure to surgical procedures, bodily fluids, and potential hazards.
  • Irregular hours may be required, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, to accommodate surgical schedules and emergencies.
  • Physical stamina and dexterity are necessary to stand for extended periods, lift and move patients, and manipulate surgical equipment and supplies.

Meet Your Recruiter

Anthony Nguyen
Recruiter, Marquee Healthcare Division

As a Marquee Staffing Healthcare Recruiter, Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having previously worked with placing Healthcare professional in high pace roles.

He has gained the knowledge and experience in searching for the perfect candidates for each one of his clients; as well as maintaining a healthy relationship with his clients by constant follow-ups to answer any questions, concerns, or issues have been addressed and corrected. He believes that communication is the key to success in every healthy relationship. 

Outside of work, Anthony enjoys uncovering new restaurants, trying various cuisines and hosting dinner gatherings with his friends and family. He’s a big advocate for being active and enjoys outdoor activities such as pickleball, table tennis, billiards, basketball, bowling, darts, and fishing. But now and then, he does appreciate some R&R by just binging some series with his wife and cat at home. 

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