Surgical Care Affiliates

  • OR Circulating RN

    Job Location US-TX-Houston
    # 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: Surgery Center of Southwest Houston is a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center with 2 operating rooms, 1 procedure room. We perform cases Monday through Friday. You will have the pleasure of having all major holidays off with pay. Our center promotes a culture of patient safety and quality that exceeds all others. We are searching for individuals to join us in creating the ultimate patient experience!

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    Position Description: Operating circulator will be expected to have knowledge in all surgical specialties including ENT and pain management; proper positioning, use of preference cards, ability to work as a team, fire safety, safe surgical checklist, and critical thinking to anticipate the needs of the CST and surgeon.


    Key Responsibilities:

    The circulating nurse is responsible for monitoring the surgical procedures and assists by acting as an intermediary between the operating room staff and the rest of the surgery center. The position is responsible for providing efficient and effective patient care and achievement of desired patient outcomes.  Ensuring the efficient and cost-effective use of departmental resources necessary to provide safety quality care to our patients and physicians.

    • Ensure safe patient care within the peri-op unit. Ensuring that proper patient identification, time outs, resources, and supplies are available to maintain a safe environment. 
    • Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting, mentoring, and orientation when appropriate. Serves as a positive, clinical role model to facilitate staff development, providing pertinent feedback to manager or designee.
    • Keeps the surgical area clean and organized for the scrub and the physician; removes instruments and sponges as they are used during the procedure.
    • Assist in room turnover process and that the surgical room is sterile and safe for the patient. Ensuring that the goals of the unit are met and maintained to provide for better room utilization.
    • Maintains environment and supply inventory, including assuring the procurement of necessary supplies, equipment and expertise, and the timely delivery of needed care, and alerting administration of these needs in a timely manner.
    • Prepares the patient for the procedure and handles the preparation for the operating room including educating the patient before the surgery takes place and participates in patient handoff during times of transition.
    • Is engaged in helping to ensure that OR metrics, process improvement, work processes, providing solutions and actions plans to reach departmental metrics and goals.
    • Assesses the patient’s condition before a surgical procedure and works with a physician to develop the care plan for the patient during the surgery.





    Education: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.

    Experience: Two (2) Minimum years of experience in the operating room; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center. 

    Certification/License: Active RN license as required by state of employment.

    Required valid BCLS, ACLS and PALS Certification upon employment. ***Online Certification not accepted.


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