Nursing Opportunities Cardiovascular Surgery Operating Staff
Nursing Opportunities Cardiovascular Surgery Operating Staff

General Information

The Cardiovascular Surgery Operating Staff provides a highly skilled and safe environment for patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart defects.

We enjoy a cohesive collaborative relationship with the cardiovascular surgeons and the anesthesia care providers.

We provide an all-RN staff that has combined skills of scrubbing, circulating and first assisting. We have 85 percent of nurses certified in perioperative nursing (CNOR), as well as 2 CRNFAs and two RNFAs.

Our patients range from the smallest premature infants to adults, and our cases from simple to the most complex.

We participate in translational research activities from bench to bedside, and provide support for operative research trips.

We have four operating suites that are adjacent to both the main OR and two state-of-the-art hybrid cardiovascular laboratory suites.

The hybrid cardiovascular suites allow us to do combined (cardiology/cardiac surgery) as well as emergent heart procedures without moving the patient.

We have two scrub nurses, two circulating nurses and a first assistant on nearly all procedures.

We are supported by:

  • Main Operating Room
  • Cardiology
  • Anesthesia
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Perfusion
  • APNs
  • Interpreters
  • Chaplaincy Service

We have cardiac disposition conference on Friday mornings that staff attend, and frequent educational offerings.

We work a Monday-Friday schedule starting at 7 a.m. with call responsibilities.

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