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Registered Nurse (RN) -OR Ortho Trauma (SIGN ON BONUS ELIGIBLE)

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Full time 40 hours 2/8 hrs & 2/12hr shifts 4-10 hour shifts Call Obligation

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Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Hartford Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center which provides cutting edge treatment to patients as one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals in New England. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

Since its inception in 2017, Hartford Health Care’s Bone & Joint Institute (BJI) offers an unparalleled network of coordinated services for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and orthpaedic injuries.  As the first new stand-alone Orthopaedic Hospital, our Mission is to be acknowledged as the regional leader in patient-centered, innovative musculoskeletal care, providing cutting edge care to patients in Connecticut and surrounding states. We are seeking dedicated, passionate individuals who would like the opportunity to be part of a team with a patient-centered approach, which brings decades of experience in providing the most evidence based, innovative musculoskeletal & orthopedic care.

The Registered Nurse is a valued step in the Hartford HealthCare nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Both experienced and graduate nurses are encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a dynamic surgical team that delivers exceptional care to our patients. If you want to make an impact on saving lives with cutting edge technology and treatment modalities, this could be your next opportunity! Those without prior Operating Room experience will be provided with on-site training, which may take up to 6-8 months to fully orient in the OR for an inexperienced candidate. Apply today to learn more details!

As a Registered Nurse – OR at the Bone & Joint Institute, you shall find:

  • Nursing Clinical Ladders
  • Competitive wages
  • An incomparable benefits package including tuition reimbursement
  • An ideal fit for individuals seeking greater work-life balance
  • Engaged Leadership, top clinicians, surgeons, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment/technology in health care today
  • Multi-discipline collaboration on research and best-practice

Job Description:

Provides holistic, quality and cost-effective nursing care for patients/families and/or others for a patient population within a unit, service or other primary area of practice with an awareness of the episode of care. Applies the nursing process within the context of the organization's Framework for Professional Practice. Functions as clinically competent. Delegates and supervises work appropriately. Reports to BJI OR Manager.


  • Providing perioperative care to our musculoskeletal surgical patients
  • Developing and implementing nursing care plans for surgical patients.
  • Updating patient files and medical records.
  • Assisting surgeons during surgical procedures (which may require selected candidates with an opportunity to scrub-into the procedure).


  • Current CT RN License
  • BSL certification required upon hire
  • ASN applicants with previous OR nursing experience are invited to apply.
  • Recent BSN graduates will be enrolled in a Periop 101 orientation if hired.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Previous OR nursing experience preferred
  • CNOR a plus

Periop 101 Course Description:

The Perioperative 101 Course is a 6-8 month blended learning program for the novice nurse entering the Perioperative environment. It combines the AORN Core Curriculum evidence-based module study course with classroom didactics, OR clinical skills, and simulation labs. It incorporates OR observation and hands-on participation in all modalities of perioperative nursing skills. The program will enhance the nurse’s educational knowledge leading to the ability to practice independently at a foundation level in a perioperative position.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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