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Registered Nurse (RN) - OR CORE

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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: Primarily Day Shift 2-8's, 2-12's rotation to evenings and nights every 3rd weekend(shifts/calls) Weekday Overnight call obligation

Start here at Hartford Hospital and work where every moment matters!


Hartford Hospital doesn’t just take great care of our patients; we take great care of our Registered Nurses too! Our benefit options at Hartford Hospital are designed so you can care for yourself and your family, just as you care for others when you are here.


What our nurses love about Hartford Hospital:

  • SIGN ON BONUS offered for this role (restrictions apply)
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250.00 after six months of employment and up to 40% tuition discounts with partnering institutions for colleague AND dependents
  • Loan forgiveness for qualifying existing student loans 
  • Employee assistance and wellness programs including a strong focus on promoting mental health
  • Paid time off and health insurance packages 
  • Free parking on-site 
  • Automatic enrollment into the Nurse Residency Program for all graduate RNs with less than one year of experience.
  • Discounts on services, products and optional coverages – movie tickets, pet insurance, travel and more! 


At Hartford Hospital, we are focused on supporting our colleagues. Our Registered Nurses have the opportunity to practice at the top of their license using research, innovation and evidence-based practices. We offer our Graduate Registered Nurses clinical instruction and additional learning opportunities as they complete the Nurse Residency program.


A Level I Trauma Center, Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals. Hartford Hospital is on the cutting edge of technology and medical care, evidenced by its state-of-the-art institutes and Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI). CESI is one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. Hartford Hospital is committed to promoting patient safety and interprofessional collaboration at every level within the organization.


The OR Nurse functions as Circulator/Scrub Nurse in the Operating Room. Organizes and administers individualized, professional patient care to patients within the Operating Room. Provides nursing care in accordance with the objectives, policies, procedures and protocols of the hospital and AORN, ASPAN and SGNA standards. Participates in patient teaching; incorporates the needs and behavior of the patient’s specific age/cultural groups in planning and providing care. Participates in quality improvement activities.


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.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the nurse will be able to:
1. Practice independently at a foundation level in a perioperative position.
2. Advance as a professional perioperative nurse.
3. Improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice.
4. Identify workplace safety, practice guideline, and standards to facilitate practice quality.


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



Hartford Hospital is part of Hartford HealthCare, a system that includes 7 acute care hospitals, a comprehensive Behavioral Health Network, Home Care services, Senior Services, and an extensive Medical Group network. Hartford HealthCare’s unified culture enhances access, affordability, equity and excellence. Its care-delivery system of over 37,000 employees— in more than 500 locations serving 185 towns across Connecticut offers unparalleled expertise-touching more than 23,000 lives every single day. Here you’ll learn, grow, and contribute to healing and health as part of one of Connecticut’s premier health systems. No matter where you work in the Hartford HealthCare system, you're connected to the team that's redefining care. Start here, where every moment matters.

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