Registered Nurse - Operating Room
Salem Hospital(NSMC)

Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

At Salem Hospital, we recently opened a state-of-the-art 120-bed Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health facility as well as a 64,000 sq. foot Emergency Department, and we have an innovative growing Perioperative division. This dramatically increases the footprint of our campus. We are the North Shore's largest healthcare provider and one of its largest employers. Our culture supports a sense of belonging by acknowledging your contribution. As a member of Mass General Brigham, we offer an exceptional practice environment and ample opportunities for advancement and learning throughout the system to allow for continued growth and development in your career.

Join in our mission and work where YOU belong.
The Salem Hospital Perioperative Care, Operative Team is an integral part of the nursing division. This Team is interprofessional representing expert nurses, surgeons, anesthesiology, and support personal with many of our surgeons and anesthesia team practicing at both Salem and MGH. In addition, this Operative Team offers a wide variety of procedures including Orthopedic, General Surgery, Vascular, GYN, Plastics, Urology, Thoracic, and Spine. Typical case load is 25 - 35 surgical procedures in the operating room.

The Operative Team is known for being best in class with outstanding clinical outcomes and continues to be aligned with Mass General Brigham to focus on new high-quality, low-cost, innovative community-based ambulatory and inpatient procedural care. The Operating Room is state of the art with a Hybrid OR and a well-developed Robotic Surgical Program with the DaVinci Xi robot for a variety of General Surgery, Urology, and Thoracic Procedures. Additionally, the Robotic Surgical Program has expanded to support Orthopedic hip and knee replacement procedures with the MAKO Stryker Robot. The Operative Team is also responsible for supporting the surgical needs of our busy Trauma Program. There are plans to build a dedicated Robotic OR and two large multipurpose operating rooms.

As a member of the team, the Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN) is responsible for the patient undergoing an operative or other invasive procedure to ensure the procedure will be safe and quality patient care will be delivered. The OR RN practices collaboratively within a highly skilled interprofessional team consisting of other RNs, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, and Surgical Technologists.

The model of care for the Operating Room is one circulator RN per patient undergoing a procedure along with a surgical scrub (either a RN or Surgical Technologist). The RN has a diverse, yet focused, practice. The OR RN has the opportunity to explore and gain expertise in both roles of Circulator and Scrub. In the role of Circulator, the RN supervises and evaluates the activities of other team members while simultaneously executing immediate directives and interventions in elective and urgent or emergent situations. In addition, the OR RN uses the nursing process to coordinate the care of the patient undergoing operative or other invasive procedures. In the role of Scrub Nurse, the RN wears sterile garments, maintains the integrity of the sterile field, and manages the surgical instruments to support the surgeon at the operative field.

The competencies of the Operating Room Registered Nurse are aligned with AORN for the roles of Circulator and Scrub. The competencies are inclusive of practicing in the Hybrid OR and the Robotic Surgical programs. Staff work Monday through Friday with a combination of 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts with the majority of staff on days. Start times vary and staff cover weekends, off shift, holidays along with an on-call schedule.

We are looking for team members who possess not only the relevant skills and growth potential, but positive attitudes, flexibility, and creative mindsets to join our expanding Operative team. Opportunities exist for team members to contribute both in their primary surgical specialty as well as other procedural areas within the operating room.

Our core values are shared fundamental beliefs that guide our decision-making and behavior
and bind us together as a team. The Perioperative Team are:

•Bravely Human: We approach our work with empathy, vulnerability, and kindness.
•Clearly Honest: We seek to provide clarity amongst our teams and patients.
•Proudly Collaborative: We are all part of a team - each bringing our unique talents to bear.
•Intentionally Consistent: We intentionally live our purpose, providing a cohesive experience for both patients and providers.
•Exceptionally Creative: We continue to learn, grow, and iterate on the ways we work.

Salem Hospital Perioperative Division has a dedicated Perioperative Nurse Educator to assist with learning the role of the OR RN. The OR RN will learn how to practice fully in the both the Circulator and Scrub roles. The Registered Nurse will be afforded the opportunity to explore all areas of surgical specialties and to develop a deep concentrated skill set in the surgical procedures that are performed at Salem Hospital.

To perform this job successfully within the scope of nursing, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be able to demonstrate any knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients serviced in his/her assigned department. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Prefer 2+ years OR experience.

Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.

Position requires a Valid/Current license to practice as a RN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

BLS required.

Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

ACLS preferred.

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