RN Operating Room

Lakewood, WA
OR / PACU, Other
Contract Type
Full Time
St. Clare Hospital, part of CHI Franciscan Health family, is a 106-bed community hospital that offers leading-edge care and the latest medical technology provided by expert, compassionate staff.  For example, the orthopedic surgeons that practice at St. Clare Hospital are among the best in the nation. Our Joint Camp program offers comprehensive, planned course of joint replacement treatment to restore patients to a higher quality of living with new prosthetic replacement joints.  St. Clare was recently recognized for orthopedic and joint camp excellence with patients by a third party healthcare monitor.  

The surgical nursing team at St. Clare Hospital was recently named as the national winner of The Competence & Credentialing Institute’s (CCI) 2015 TrueNorth Award. This prestigious award recognizes organizations whose “true north” guides their nursing staff in becoming lifelong learners, modeling competent practices, and being continuous advocates for excellence by achieving an additional certification called CNOR.  100% of our perioperative, nurses, including the leadership team, are CNOR certified.  

We perform over 4,000 cases per year at St. Clare.  In addition to Orthopedics, we also offer Robotics, General, Urology, Podiatry and Gynecological surgical services.   Our leadership team includes a Director, an OR Clinical Managers, a Perianesthesia Clinical Manager and an RN Educator.  They truly enjoy mentoring and developing staff members.   

Orientation for new OR and PACU RNs may include a formal six-month long OR residency, depending upon your prior experience.  We typically offer two residencies per year. 

Job Summary:

Our surgical services nurses provide pre-, intra- and post-operative nursing care to all patient populations undergoing surgical procedures.  This work includes developing, implementing and assessing the patient plan of care in collaboration with physicians, interdisciplinary teams and the patient and family. 

What We Have To Offer:

Collaborative scheduling

Limited call

Financial support for CNOR certification and tuition assistance for advanced degrees

Opportunities for career growth within a growing & highly successful system

Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits programExhibiting and adhering to CHI Franciscan's Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Job Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.

Completion of an approved OR residency or minimum of one year previous OR experience.  

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Current Healthcare BLS Certification.

CNOR (Certified Nurse of the Operating Room) preferred.