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

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Facility: Surgical Tower
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1500 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA
Shift: 12 Hours - Night Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 36.00
Salary Range: $32.00 - $48.00
Pay Info: $$ Sign-On BONUS available for eligible applicants!! $$

Department Details

Prior OR experience required

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

The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for utilizing the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes/planning, implementation and evaluation) to provide individualized nursing care to patients. Collaborates with other inter-professional colleagues, including physicians, to plan, implement and evaluate care. Demonstrates competency and practices within the full scope of nursing expertise/knowledge and utilizes appropriate age and population specific standards as designated in their assigned clinical setting. Cares for patients in all phases of preventative care, health maintenance, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up as patients move along the continuum of care. Responsible for the planning and coordination of care, patient assessment, patient education, triage, and various other nursing interventions. Functions within the scope and standards of nursing practice as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules in state of practice and licensure. The Sanford Professional Nursing Practice recognizes the Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as published by the American Nurses Association as the foundation of nursing care delivery and professional conduct.


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-0185536
Job Function: Nursing
Featured: No