circulating nurse operating room resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Responsible and organized Operating Room Nurse offering exceptional patient care skills in a variety of surgical procedures. Focused on providing support to surgeons and patients while remaining calm and composed. Ready to join a surgical facility that appreciates dedicated interpersonal and communication skills.

Focused Surgical Technologist with 8 years of expertise in level 1 trauma settings. Knowledgeable in practices for modern medicine, open heart, peripheral vascular, orthopedic, neuro, plastic, trauma, robotic surgery and general surgery. Team leader in devising new programs and training employees on updated policies, protocols and new equipment. Was lead technologist over peripheral vascular surgery. Enthusiastic to join rewarding organization focused on supporting growth and career progression.

  • Medication Administration
  • IV Setup
  • Task Prioritization
  • Vital Signs Monitoring
  • Medical Documentation
  • Passing surgical tools
  • HIPAA proficiency
  • Transporting patients
  • Preparing for surgeries
  • Equipment set up and operation
  • Disposing of biohazardous waste
  • Surgical counts
  • Multitasking
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • PV surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Level 1 trauma
  • Neuro surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • General surgery
  • Cath lab experience
09/2022 to Current
Circulating Nurse, Operating Room Northwest Hospital Northgate, WA,
  • Prepared operating room for patient procedures and assisted with clean up after procedures.
  • Observed, checked and monitored equipment used during surgery to confirm proper operation.
  • Collected, labeled and processed patient specimens carefully and accurately for testing.
  • Delivered exceptional care to patients throughout the entire surgical lifecycle to support positive health outcomes.
11/2021 to 09/2022
Circulating oR Nurse Touro Infirmary Hospital City, STATE,
  • Prepared operating rooms by setting out and verifying equipment and assessing for compliance with asepsis standards.
  • Observed body language, movement and demeanor to anticipate surgeon's needs and maintain procedure sterility during operation.
  • Handled laboratory specimens and inspected containers for correct packaging and labeling.
  • Performed nursing tasks to deliver high level of care and comply with procedures and regulations.
  • Discussed surgical patients with healthcare team to address and resolve concerns.
  • Transferred patients from operating room to recovery room on stretchers and in wheelchairs.
  • Administered surgical drains, nasogastric tubes, ileostomies, colostomy bags, peg tubes and tracheostomy tubes to facilitate patient care.
  • Educated patients and families on medical and surgical procedures, medication regimens and pain management.
  • Assisted with nursing duties in short-staffed areas.
  • Minimized infections using ChloraPrep, Mueller and Snowden-Pencer laparoscopic instruments and infection prevention products.
05/2014 to 10/2021
Surgical Technologist University Medical Canter City, STATE,
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Performed various tasks, which included assisting with reductions and administering pain injections.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Trained staff members on operating room procedures, infection control and over safety and functionality procedures.
  • Used diagnostic equipment and monitored patients during procedures using specialized machines.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Cleaned and sterilized operating rooms.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Oversaw inventory of specialty equipment and instrumentation inventories.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2021
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Chamberlain University - New Orleans, LA,
Expected in 05/2014
Associate of Science: Surgical Technology
Herzing University - New Orleans, LA,

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School Attended

  • Chamberlain University
  • Herzing University

Job Titles Held:

  • Circulating Nurse, Operating Room
  • Circulating oR Nurse
  • Surgical Technologist


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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