As a surgical nurse, you are skilled in quickly creating a rapport with your patients, easing fears, building confidence and establishing trust. All of this takes place while you're performing patient assessments, reviewing the plan of care, starting or checking an IV and administering pre-op or post-op medications. At the end of each patient experience, your number one goal is an alert, confident patient ready for discharge.
At Providence, you will be empowered in your role with education and the ability to learn the latest technology and equipment. You will be an integral member of a highly skilled surgical team. Many surgical units even have on-site clinical educators. Our facilities offer a wide variety of opportunities, from a PACU nurse in a small community hospital, to a scrub nurse at a major medical center in a robotic surgery suite, to a short-stay unit nurse assisting with special procedures.