Surgical Nurse Job Description

A surgical nurse is a nurse who practices in sterile and nonsterile operating rooms, outpatient surgical centers, and hospitals.

Surgical nurses help prepare patients for surgery by assisting with pre-operative assessments, assisting the surgeon during surgery, and post-operative recovery.

Surgical nurses must conduct pre-operative assessments, such as weight, height, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature, as well as review of patient's allergies, medications, and medical history.

Following surgery, surgical nurses provide post-operative care, such as assisting with temperature checks, monitoring intravenous lines,

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief

We are looking for a Surgical Nurse to join our team and provide care for our patients. As a Surgical Nurse, you will be responsible for preoperative and postoperative care, as well as caring for patients during their surgery. You will work closely with the surgeon and other members of the surgical team to ensure that the patient receives the best possible care. If you are a compassionate and skilled nurse, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Surgical Nurse Duties


-Develop knowledge of and adherence to hospital policies and procedures
-Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Monitor patient vital signs, observe patient’s condition, administer medications, and assist in preparation of the patient for procedures
- Administer medications as prescribed by physician
- Assist the physician in surgery
- Monitor recovery after patient’s surgery
- Administer medications as prescribed by physician
- Monitor patient vital signs, observe patient’s condition, administer medications, and assist in preparation of the patient for procedures
- Administer medications as prescribed by physician
- Assist the physician in surgery
- Monitor recovery after patient’s surgery
- Administer medications as prescribed by physician
- Monitor patient vital signs, observe patient’s condition, administer medications, and assist in preparation of the patient for procedures
- Administer medications as prescribed by physician
- Administer medications as prescribed by physician

Surgical Nurse Responsibilities

-Perform preoperative tests, including EKG, Echo, and chest and abdominal x-rays, and administer medication
-Design and implement postoperative care plans for all patients, including wound care, ambulation, and pain management
-Perform delegated duties of surgeon, anesthesiologist, and other medical staff
-Collaborate with surgical and administrative staff to develop efficient processes and systems
-Monitor workload and staffing requirements, and prioritize tasks

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Requirment And Skills

- current RN license in the State of Missouri
-2+ years’ of surgical experience
-Excellent communication skills
-Excellent organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills
-Ability to perform under stressful situations
-Ability to lift 50 pounds
-Excellent critical thinking skills

[Company Name] is an employer that is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. We strive to create an inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, or age.

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