Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Staff Nurse – Operating Room (PT)

    Job Location US-IL-Tinley Park
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


    Facility Description:

    Tinley Woods Surgery Center is an outpatient surgery center with 4 operating rooms and 1 GI/minor procedure room offering several surgical procedures and specialties in a patient-focused environment. Tinley Woods Surgery Center currently offers surgeries and procedures in Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Urology and General Surgery including laparoscopic surgeries.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The role of the circulating nurse is to provide care, support and advocate for patients before, during and after surgery. The circulating nurse reports directly to the OR Clinical Manager. 


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assess status and needs of surgical patients and function intra-operatively as a circulator, scrub and assistant in all specialty areas.
    • Ensure that proper patient identification, resources and time outs are done to maintain patient safety.
    • Monitor all activities within the operating room and have knowledge of functions, performance and troubleshooting of all equipment and instruments.
    • Communicate effectively and empathetically with patients and families while provide intra-operative patient education.
    • Work cooperatively and effectively with other clinical staff, surgeons, anesthesiologists and business office personnel.
    • Provide accurate and complete medical record documentation while providing a comprehensive report on patients' status to recovery nurse when transferring patient from operating room.
    • Pick correct supplies for next days' cases, maintain appropriate levels of supply inventory in operating rooms, and when assigned maintain appropriate levels of drug/medication inventory as well as appropriate supply levels specific to surgical specialties.
    • Must be able to handle moderate to heavy amounts of lifting patients, supplies and instruments trays
    • Accept additional related duties as assigned by the OR Clinical Coordinator.


    • Current nursing licensure in State of Illinois required
    • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
    • 2 years or more of OR experience required
    • Ophthalmology experience preferred
    • Experience with all surgical specialties and age groups preferred
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred
    • Scrub experience a plus

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