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Registered Nurse (RN) - OR Cardio Vascular

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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: 40 hours a week shifts may vary rotational and some holidays

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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 one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals as well as a Level I trauma center. Hartford Hospital is on the cutting edge of technology & medical care and is home to the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. Housing the Northeast’s largest robotic surgery center, committed to becoming the best in the country for patient safety and is pursuing that goal by taking innovative action and creating a culture of safety at every level within the organization.

The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute brings together cardiac care specialists – increasing collaboration and care coordination – all under one roof. Our system of care includes a truly integrated team with the most talented, experienced, and compassionate caregivers and physicians, backed by the latest cutting-edge technology.

This talented OR team covers the specialty areas of Cardiac and Vascular. Expand on your skills –join this established skilled team in this expanding fast paced, high volume, high acuity specialty area. Hybrid endovascular procedures, open vascular cases, and busy Open Heart program, including transplant and Heart failure surgeries. 

The award-winning Heart & Vascular Institute is a national leader in advancing cardiac care, offering heart disease prevention, treatment, surgery and research. We received “top performer” recognition by The Joint Commission for performance on evidence-based care processes for the treatment of heart attack, and were recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association as a Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS Achievement Award winner in 2016.

Hartford Hospital is a level-one trauma center and academic medical center, with substantial opportunities for professional experience and exposure. This position offers, requires on-call obligation, and a professionally challenging and stimulating environment.

Inquire more and join the team that was ranked No. 1 in the Hartford metro area by U.S. News & World Report.

Job Description: 

  • Primary role will be as a circulating nurse in one of our seven cardiac or vascular operating rooms. High volume OR, averaging 30 open heart cases per week.
  • On-call obligation required for covering week nights and both weekend days and nights after the orientation process.
  • Works as a team member in the operating room alongside the rest of the surgical team to provide patient-centered care to high acuity patients.  
  • Ensures the presence and proper arrangement of surgical equipment and supplies in the operating room to each operation.
  • Assists with cleaning operating room after the operation, ensuring proper routing of equipment and used material.
  • Organizing and administering individualized, professional patient care to patients within the Operating Room. Providing nursing care in accordance with the objectives, policies, procedures and protocols of the hospital and AORN, ASPAN and SGNA standards.
  • Participating in patient teaching; incorporating the needs and behavior of the patient’s specific age/cultural groups in planning and providing care.
  • Participating in quality improvement activities.
  • After orientation there is a possibility for flexible scheduling, including evening or weekend only schedule for the right candidate


Are you looking for a dynamic workplace with career advancement opportunities in a Perioperative Environment using the latest surgical technology? Then Harford Hospital is the place to be! 


• 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

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.

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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