Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Registered Nurse – Circulator/Scrub

    Job Location US-CT-Danbury
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    SCA owns and/or provides management services to 205 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians and in affiliation with 105 health systems. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially. 


    Facility Description:

    Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    Registered Nurse – Circulator/Scrub -  Utilizes the nursing process to provide comprehensive nursing care during the peri-operative phase.  Coordinates total patient care in coordination with other health team members. Functions as a patient advocate utilizing the Patient’s Bill of Rights.  Demonstrates professional growth and development by accepting responsibility and accountability for one’s nursing practice.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Competency to assess the physiological health status of the patient.
    • Competency to assess the psychological health status of the patient/family.
    • Formulates nursing diagnosis based on health status data.
    • Competency to establish realistic and attainable goals based on nursing diagnosis and to develop a plan of care based on nursing actions to achieve patient goals.
    • Competency to implement nursing actions in transferring the patient according to the plan of care.
    • Competency to participate in patient/family teaching.
    • Competency to create and maintain a sterile field.
    • Competency to provide equipment and supplies based on patient needs.
    • Competency to perform sponge, sharps and instrument counts.
    • Competency to administer drugs and solutions as prescribed.
    • Competency to physiologically monitor the patient during the peri-operative phase.
    • Competency to monitor and control the environment.
    • Competency to respect patient’s rights.
    • Competency to perform nursing actions that demonstrate accountability.
    • Competency to evaluate patients.
    • Competency to evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.


    • Current state nursing license.
    • Current CPR and ACLS certification.
    • Experience working as a Circulating RN in Orthopedics with prior knowledge of surgical instrumentation and peri-operative equipment.
    • Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking.
    • Ability to perform lifting and transporting of patients; and lifting of instrument trays and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to organize work in order of importance.
    • Ability to work effectively in stressful situations and in a variety of peri-operative environments

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