HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Float Pool Operating Room Nurse in Glendale, Colorado

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Contributes to the company’s mission and vision by utilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care given to the surgical patient during the intra-operative period. Plans and delivers safe, effective nursing care until the patient is transferred from his/her care to the recovery R.N. Performs duties of the circulating or scrub role in caring for all age patients. Nursing care meets the standards of the profession, the policies and procedures of the Center and is appropriate to the Center’s patient population to identify patient and family needs.

/The Float Pool Registered Nurse will rotate to other Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, and will perform only those duties for which he/she has demonstrated competency. The Float Pool Registered Nurse performs delegated duties consistent with his/her scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care delivery./


• Maintains current knowledge of surgical procedures and techniques. • Broad knowledge of anesthesia care and when to assist anesthesia team. • Knowledge of current practice related to hand hygiene, aseptic and sterile technique. • Knowledge of current practice of decontamination, high level disinfectant and sterilization procedures. • Ability to identify and select instruments and equipment necessary for surgical procedures and appropriately interpret information on preference cards. • Demonstrates attention to detail by ensuring that all documentation is legible, complete, accurate, and factual. • Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems and objectives. • Has knowledge of patient rights and strives to improve patient outcomes by respecting each patient’s cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values. • Knowledge of applicable regulatory, compliance, and accreditation standards and requirements. • Possesses critical thinking skills. • Demonstrates a willingness to listen to others and openly expresses respect for differing opinions. • Demonstrates leadership, effective organizing, and planning skills. • Effective problem solving skills to include data analysis and judgment to make effective decisions. • Ability to work with minimal supervision. • High Impact Communication - Effective oral and written communication skills • Computer Skills – Knowledge and basic use of computer skills. • Maintains high level of confidentiality at all times. • Ability to build trust and gain respect through effective team leadership and participation skills.

EDUCATION: • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.

EXPERIENCE: • Minimum 2 years experience in an operating room setting; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center. (Eyes and Ortho experience preferred)

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE: • Active RN license as required by state of employment. • Valid BCLS Certification upon employment.* *online certification not acceptable. • ACLS as required by facility. • CNOR certification preferred.


Title: Float Pool Operating Room Nurse

Location: Colorado-Glendale-Denver Surgery Centers CBO

Requisition ID: 09988-56818