Surgical Care Affiliates

Registered Nurse Operating Room

Job Location US-CT-Danbury
Full Time Employee
# of Openings


The Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center, a freestanding Orthopedic/Spine ambulatory surgery facility open Monday through Friday, is looking for an Operating Room Registerd Nurse (OR RN). The center has grown exponentially in the last year adding an additional operating room and procedure room and are looking to compliment the team with an experienced Surgical Nurse. We have four operating rooms, 1 procedure room, and a totalj joint/spine room. Our Operating Room Nurses work three or four ten hour days. 





If you are a Surgical Operating Room Nurse with experience in ANY of the following specialties take 5 minutes and submit your interest today to join our fantastic nursing team! 

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hand & Wrist
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Spine (Cervical & Lumbar)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pain Management


Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The OR RN position will provide support to the facility by performing circulating RN duties in the Operating Room at this fast-paced, multispecialty Ambulatory Surgery Center.

  • Ensures all surgical paperwork (History & Physical and Consents) are accurate and present prior to transferring the patient to the surgical suite.
  • Provides safe patient care by verifying proper patient identification, following timeout protocols, and ensuring that resources and supplies are available to maintain a safe surgical environment.
  • Assesses the patient’s condition prior to transportation to the surgical suite and before the start of the procedure. Works with teammates and physicians to develop the care plan for the patient undergoing surgery.
  • Prepares the patient for upcoming procedure by meeting knowledge gaps, providing emotional support and clinical expertise.
  • Prepares the surgical suite by ensuring necessary supplies and instrumentation are present, sterility is maintained, and surgical counts have been completed.
  • Prepares the patient for surgery by providing a safe environment, properly positioning the patient, and completing the surgical skin preparation.
  • Participates in proper hand off to both relief staff and during transfer to recovery room.
  • Assists in room turnover process and ensures that the surgical suite is ready for the next patient.



  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in nursing required
  • Registered Nurse, licensed in the state of CT
  • 2-3 years’ operating room experience required at minimum
  • Circulating multi-specialty experience required with Orthopedics being strongly preferred
  • Flexible scheduling required Monday through Friday (ten-hour days with set scheduled day OFF)
  • Knowledge of typical Operating Room equipment required.
  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.
  • Successful completion of ACLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification.




EEO Statement

We value Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Surgical Care Affiliates: SCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



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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


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