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Registered Nurse (RN) - Circulator and Educator, Main OR

Company: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Location: Yakima
Posted on: August 24, 2019

Job Description:

We are looking for an RN, Circulator/Educator to join the Surgical Services Team at Virginia Mason Memorial! More than 1400 surgical procedures take place each month in the 12 OR rooms on our main hospital campus and the 2 OR rooms at Memorial's Surgery Center at Ridgeview. We offer in-patient procedures, a post-anesthesia care unit and same-day surgery. From orthopedics to vascular to OB, our surgical staff assist with a wide variety of procedures in a patient-focused setting.

This RN, Circulator/Educator would support our RN, Circulators as their educator for 0.5FTE (40 hours every two weeks) and would work as a Circulator for the remaining 0.4FTE.

RN, Educator - Essential Responsibilites include:

*Confirms proper utilization of techniques, procedures, and equipment through instruction, supervision, and evaluation.

  • Implements measures to prevent errors or accidents from occurring or recurring.
  • Provides opportunities for staff to develop or enhance their skills or identified needs.
  • Participates actively in the orientation, supervision, and evaluation of hospital employees and students when necessary.
  • Develops and conducts annual skill competency pertinent to specific department.
  • Assists employees in maintaining complete and accurate in-service education records.
  • Promotes best practice, strategic plan and goals of the organization and national governing bodies (DOH, Joint Commission, HCAPS, SCIP, & CMS).

    RN, Circulator - Essential Responsbilites include:

    *Circulates all type of surgery cases; cleans rooms between case; sets up patient rooms; performs sterile technique in all cases.
  • Manages all the necessary care inside the surgery room, assisting the team in maintaining and creating a comfortable, safe environment for the patient.
  • Manages multiple pieces of surgery equipment.
  • Prepares for surgery cases to start on time and produce excellent turnover times.
  • Acts as a patient advocate.
  • Works in all areas of Surgical Services.


    Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing required; MSN/MN/MEd degree preferred.

    Experience: One (1) year circulating experience required; three (3) years circulating experience preferred.

    Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Registered Nurse licensure required. American Heart Association BLS required until certified in ACLS. ACLS required within 6 months of hire.

    Additional requirements: Bending, crawling, stooping, and running required routinely. Call schedule with a 20-minute response time required for Part- and Full-Time staff members.

    About Us:

    Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team!

    We offer a three tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

    Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

    "Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."

Keywords: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima , Registered Nurse (RN) - Circulator and Educator, Main OR, Healthcare , Yakima, Washington

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