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Sanford Health RN - Registered Nurse - Operating Room - Full Time in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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As one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States, Sanford Health is always looking to innovate and grow. Grow with us by joining our team of over 18,000 nurses. Our workplace culture focuses on treating patients and co-workers like family. You’ll work with people who value your advancement and help you find your niche.

Facility: Surgical Tower
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1500 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Evening Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $30.00 - $44.50
Pay Info: $$ Sign-On BONUS available for eligible applicants!! $$

Department Details

*New Graduates & Experienced RNs welcome to apply!

The RN position in the OR with our Surgery Department is full time or part time with various day shifts available 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts available. In the position specifically, you will be required to work 1:30pm-10pm. 1-2 overnight call shifts required per a 4-week schedule. Holidays and weekends are not required for this position.

The Operating Room (OR) has a total of 35 operating suites, with three suites in the Sanford Heart Hospital, one of which is a hybrid suite. All of our ORs include state-of-the-art equipment. Outpatient and inpatient procedures are performed for an annual total of approximately 24,000 procedures. Nurse to patient ratio is always one to one. The nurse is usually assigned to a specific OR at the start of their shift and complete the cases scheduled in that OR. The operating room performs elective & scheduled surgeries, along with urgent and emergent surgeries.

We have ten specialized surgery teams: including orthopedic inpatient; orthopedic outpatient; cardiovascular; urology; OB/GYN; ear, nose and throat; ophthalmology; general and robotic; pediatrics; and neurosurgery and plastic surgery. The skills of these ten specialized surgery teams provide quality care to patients, while giving team members the opportunity to develop and utilize their abilities.

Nurses in the OR start as a circulator nurse, which includes: maintain a sterile field/environment, verify surgical consent, verify correct supplies, & instruments, assist the CRNA & Anesthesiologist in induction and emergence, position the patient safely, and understand the different surgical procedures & their steps to be able to anticipate the necessary supplies, instruments, and equipment. If desired, after gaining experience as an OR circulator nurse, may have the option to learn the scrub nurse role. On the job training to become a scrub nurse will be provided. Scrub nurses must learn instrument names, sets, function, and how to pass instruments safely and efficiently.

Job Summary

We’re looking for positive, compassionate, hardworking registered nurses (RN) who can provide the high-quality care patients and families have come to expect from us. In our fast-paced work environment, the registered nurses who thrive are adaptable, great communicators, detail-oriented and have excellent time management skills. Because innovation impacts everything we do, our nursing team is full of critical thinkers who aren’t afraid to ask tough questions. Whether you’re a newly graduated registered nurse or have years of experience as an RN, we want someone willing to work closely with our nursing leaders to advance the organization. We take pride in giving you the necessary skills and tools to succeed in your goals throughout your career.


  • Plans and coordinates patient care, assessment, education, triage and various other nursing interventions

  • Collaborates with colleagues, including physicians, to plan, implement and evaluate care

  • Empathetically cares for patients during all stages of preventive services, health maintenance, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up along the continuum of care

  • Demonstrates competency and uses comprehensive nursing expertise


Graduate from an accredited nursing program required, including, but not limited to, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Bachelor’s Degree in nursing preferred.

Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0115839
Job Function: Nursing
Featured: No