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Float RN- OR Circulator- Ortho - Operating Room Registered Nurse

We Are Hiring

Title: Float RN- OR Circulator - Ortho - Operating Room Registered Nurse 

City, State:  Nashville, TN

Location:  St Thomas Midtown Hospital 

Department:  Float Staffing /OR

Additional Job Details: PRN, Rotating

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Saint Thomas is the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee and is a part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system. We are committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.


What Ascension Saint Thomas has to offer:


Power of Purpose:

For us, work is more than the place we go each day. It’s an environment that nurtures relationships, connects talent, and understands patients. Our innovative spirit impacts and influences the community that we serve.


Culture of Teamwork:

We encourage diversity of talents while offering the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Professional Development: By supporting our associates and their professional development, we ultimately enhance the care and services we provide to the community. Through this development, our associates find new opportunities for career advancement.



Ascension Saint Thomas provides a competitive compensation package inclusive of a wide range of flexible benefit options. We support work-life balance through generous paid time off and encourage spirituality in the workplace.


Innovative Environment:

We are a progressive, stable company with 120 years of experience in delivering world-class personalized care. At Ascension Saint Thomas, we are actively trying new solutions to help overcome some of healthcare’s toughest challenges.


What You Will Do

As a Float RN in the Operating Room at Saint Thomas Midtown you will perform the necessary duties to prepare the patient for a surgical procedure. You will also assist the surgeon working as a Circulator to ensure a sterile and controlled environment. The Float OR Circulating RN ensures all necessary personnel, equipment, and supplies are readily available, as well as completing necessary paperwork and being sure anyone who enters the OR is a necessary and documented addition to the environment. This is a high-pressure, fast-pace environment, and will require you to make quick decisions. The Float OR Circulating RN may be required to float between multiple hospitals within Saint Thomas Health. 


  • Coordinates use of supplies, instrumentation and equipment for operative care
  • Ensures equipment is functioning correctly
  • Maintains patient safety standards
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient's condition and needs with the interdisciplinary team
  • Manages overall care of the patient before, during and after the surgical procedure
  • Advocates on behalf of the patient
    Documents preoperative and intraoperative care to be delivered in accordance with the surgeon, hospital, and regulatory agencies
  • Evaluates, remediates and documents the surgical environment for aseptic merit
  • Provides patient care with an understanding of age, culture-specific needs
  • Addresses the biological, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and educational status of the patient and his or her family and seeks to address concerns
  • Coordinates professional development within their practice
  • Performs core job functions with minimal supervision

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • One or more of the following:
      • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 


  • Diploma 
    • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required

Work Experience: 

  • Must have 2 years of experience as an OR Circulating RN

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.  Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion. 

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Saint Thomas Health participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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Job ID: 356931
Category: Nursing
Ministry: Saint Thomas Health, TN
Location: Nashville, TN

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