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Circulating Nurses are responsible for delivering patient care services before, during and after surgery. Typical work activities listed on a Circulating Nurse resume sample are preparing patients for procedures, providing emotional support, assisting the surgeon, sterilizing instruments and equipment, and making sure there are enough disposables in the operating room. Those interested in a Circulating Nurse position should showcase in their resumes bedside manner, the ability to deal with emotional situations, excellent interpersonal skills, accuracy, and infection control knowledge. Both a Bachelor's Degree in nursing and a state licensure are often required.

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1

Circulating Nurse

Scrub nurse for various surgical procedures (general, vascular, spine, podiatry, orthopedics).

  • Primary scrub nurse for total joints and joint revisions
  • Periodically second assisted as needed on total joints to maintain efficiency of the OR environment.
  • Performed as a circulating nurse administering individualized care either as scheduled or on call with specific needs to the OR
  • Maintained accurate computerized charting throughout patient's surgical experience.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Nursing
LPN
Licenced Practical Nurse
Education Practical Nursing Program
2

Circulating Nurse

Promoted and restored patient health by executing variety of nursing responsibilities.

  • Functioned as cross-departmental intermediary in support of operations and surgical procedures.
  • Delivered exceptional patient care, including maintaining sterile and safe environment.
  • Cultivated and nurtured relationships with patients and families.
  • Ensured availability of legal documentation prior to procedures.
  • Assisted with administration of anesthesia; ensured proper positioning of patient for procedures.
  • Evaluated pre-procedure patient condition, including vital signs and responsiveness; reported any irregularities to attending surgeon.
  • Created and maintained proper patient documentation/records.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
Nursing
3

Or/circulating Nurse

Prepare surgical suite with necessary materials and equipment required for specific procedures

  • Assisted anesthesia with patients as needed pre/during/post operatively
  • Safely transported, moved and positioned patients pre and post operatively
  • Performed sterile surgical skin preps of specific operative sites
  • Generated accurate, concise operative records of all activities occurring during each case
  • Initiated and maintained continuous counts of sponges and instruments throughout case
  • Served as a patient advocate, assuring that an aseptic, sterile and safe environment was
  • Assisted anesthesia in transporting patients to recovery post procedure
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
4

Circulating Nurse, LPN II

Responsible for efficiency and effectiveness of multiple operating theaters including oversight of staff preparation.

  • Oversight of three to four operating rooms on each shift including review of cases, physician preferences and communication of expectations with staff to guarantee scrub nurses and technicians were prepared for cases.
  • Confirmed rooms were appropriately set with the required equipment and supplies for each case.
  • Circulated between rooms determining that cases were progressing, work flow was efficient and supplies were being utilized efficiently.
  • Communicated between physicians and scrub nurses in rooms to ensure equipment and supplies were in place before and during cases.
  • Inspected sterile packs for appropriate instruments and to ensure the packs were properly processed.
  • Coordinated with anesthesia staff to understand their needs for each case and properly prepare the rooms based on the stated requirements.
  • Trained nurses as circulators for cases including liver transplants vascular, trauma, emergency, burn, renal surgical procedures.
  • Participated as a member of the liver transplant team.
  • Acted as resource for nurses filling in as a scrub technician when needed.
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
Medical Sales
5

Operating Room Circulating Nurse

Preformed daily equipment checks.

  • Assured appropriate paperwork was complete and signed before taking patient back to the operating room.
  • Developed a professional therapeutic relationship with patients and their family by gaining their trust and making sure their questions were answered.
  • Acted as patient care coordinator and advocate within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Accurate documentation in electronic medical records, throughout surgery.
  • Anticipated needs and provided any supplies needed before and during surgery.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
AAS
Nursing
6

Circulating Nurse

Perform circulating duties for Gynecology, Urology, Plastics, ENT, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology and Podiatry.

  • Collaborate with team members for a safe and effective surgical case.
  • Provide accurate care and handling of specimens and grafts.
  • Maintain sterility of surgical field and observe for any breaches in asepsis.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Problem solve, prepare, and run surgical equipment.
  • Anticipate needs of the surgical team.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
AS
Nursing
BS
Nursing
7

Registered Nurse First Assist/circulating Nurse

First Assist for Orthopaedic, General, and OBGYN Surgeons. Duties include: preoperative skin preparation, positioning of patient, draping, providing hemostasis, providing exposure for instruments and suctioning, suturing, proper handling of tissue, cleaning surgical area and application of dressings.

  • Operating Room Circulating Nurse. Provide care and support to the surgical patient during the preoperative, intraoperative and post-operative periods. Maintain a sterile environment in the operating room and ensure that the OR team provides the patient with the best care possible.
  • Operating Room Charge Nurse
  • Knowledgeable in computer charting systems including Meditech and McKesson.
  • CNOR, ACLS and BLS certified.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing Studies
8

Circulating Nurse

Functioned in the role of an RN in the perioperative setting.

  • Monitored patient and staff during surgery.
  • Accounted for instruments before, during, and after surgery.
  • Handled and labeled specimens according to policy.
  • Ensured patient safety and respected their privacy at all times.
  • Able to scrub and assist during surgery.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
AS
Nursing
9

Circulating Nurse, First Assistant, Surgical Technologist II

Inpatient and Outpatient procedures

  • Team Leader
  • Board Runner 4 operating rooms Inpatient and Outpatient Facilities
  • Vascular Services Coordinator- liaison with Vascular Surgeons and representatives from vascular supply companies, ordering and disposition of all vascular supplies
  • Pre-operative nursing assessments, familial support and hourly updates, checking in patients, patient transport, assemble equipment, create/open sterile fields, obtain medications and present onto sterile field, perform surgical preparation, nursing documentation, assisting and scrubbing procedures, cleaning rooms, cleaning and autoclaving instrumentation
  • Services Include: Orthopedics, Urology, General, Vascular, OB, ENT, Oral, Plastics, ENT
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Nursing
10

Lvn/circulating Nurse/pre-op and Post-op Recovery

Rooming patients and assisting with first day post up and follow up visits, injections, mole and lesion removals, suture removal, dressing and Jackson Pratt drain removal, and consultations

  • Starting I.V. and blood draw for surgery
  • Preparing narcotics used for I.V. sedation as well as the local anesthetic used prior to surgery.
  • Opening instruments, sutures, implants onto a sterile setting
  • Recording vital signs, operating room recorder, and assisting with respiratory needs such as applying jaw thrust, administering oxygen, inserting OPA's, and applying suction
  • Assisting with the post operative dressing application, Jackson Pratt drain care, and all instructions given to the caregiver prior to discharging patient
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Nursing License
Nursing

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