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Operating Room Nurse

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 97712
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531088942302-Human Resources Talent Acquisition and Workforce Administration


Embark on an exciting nursing journey with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, where you can become an integral part of our esteemed Operating Room team. Proudly serving as a level one trauma center, you'll be at the forefront of cutting-edge healthcare. 

If you're an experienced RN with a passion for surgical services, you'll find a world of growth and learning opportunities awaiting you at our renowned Academic Learning Health System. With our growing Academic Learning Health System, you'll be immersed in diverse learning environments, granting you access to a broad range of exciting opportunities. Our unwavering commitment to mobility and career advancement ensures your professional and personal needs are met at every stage of your journey.


Position Highlights: 

  • Sign-on Bonus: This job qualifies for a $20,000 sign–on bonus, provided the candidate meets eligibility requirements. Click here to learn more.
  • Team: Baptist Emergency Surgery Trauma Team (BEST)
  • Shift Schedule: Full time (3-12 hour shifts per week) Nights, Weekends, Holidays
  • Location: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


What We Offer: 

  • Day 1 Health Coverage: Choose from either copay or HSA-eligible health insurance options with coverage starting on your first day of work. 
  • Parental Benefits: Six weeks paid birthing-mother maternity leave & four weeks paid parental leave for non-birthing parents.
  • Retirement: Up to 7% employer-paid retirement contributions
  • Education Reimbursement: We invest in your professional growth, offering up to $2,500 per year towards a bachelor’s degree and up to $5,000 per year towards a graduate degree. 


Job Summary: Provides patient-centered nursing care, following the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Assumes a leadership role by guiding fellow team members and collaborating with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to deliver age-specific and developmentally tailored care in line with nursing standards.


What You’ll Need: 

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. 
  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required
  • CNOR preferred
  • Minimum of one year Operating Room experience or participation in a post-graduate program required.
  • Refresher course required for nurses who have not worked in an Operating Room for five years or more.


What You’ll Do:

Job requirements include, but are not limited to:  

  1. Utilizes the nursing process to deliver patient and family-centered care, addressing diverse physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, religious, and environmental needs. This encompasses assessment, nursing diagnosis development, outcome identification, intervention planning, care coordination, health education, promotion, and goal evaluation, all in alignment with WFBH policies.
  2. Establishes and maintains a secure, therapeutic, and nurturing environment, safeguarding patient privacy while exhibiting responsive, respectful, accepting, and professional conduct. Champions the adoption and advocacy of technology and equipment to enhance patient and staff safety.
  3. Demonstrates effective communication skills to facilitate information exchange throughout the care continuum, functioning as a valuable member of the healthcare team.
  4. Exhibits adeptness in professional practice by actively engaging in a professional practice model. This includes involvement in shared governance, adherence to care standards, contribution to peer review processes, fostering leadership and clinical excellence through professional development, effective teamwork, autonomous practice, and accountability for actions and critical thinking.
  5. Acts as an unwavering patient advocate across all care settings, including the broader community.
  6. Efficiently coordinates the delivery of patient care services by applying care management principles. Identifies clinical priorities and initiates actions to improve patient outcomes.
  7. Demonstrates proficiency in functioning within a professional practice model through active participation in shared governance, promoting a healthy work environment, and taking personal responsibility for professional growth.


The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

  • Skill in delivering both direct and indirect patient care
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Ability to collaborate effectively


Where You’ll Live:

Indulge in a vibrant lifestyle within North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad Region, boasting an abundance of walking and biking trails, nationally acclaimed gold courses, active arts communities, tantalizing Southern cuisine, and an array of artisan craft breweries and wineries. Enjoy:

  • Affordable Living: Enjoy a family-friendly and affordable area, with housing costs 31% below the national average.
  • Vibrant Neighborhoods: Join a regional population of 1.6 million residents, where lively downtowns and family-oriented neighborhoods create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • Great Schools: Access to top-notch educational institutions and high-ranking school systems provide excellent opportunities for personal and academic growth. 

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