Merit Health Central
Location JACKSON, MS (Merit Health Central)
Department Operating Room
Merit Health Central is a 319-bed health care facility offering a wide range of services provided in a safe, caring, environment. Core services include diagnostic and surgical cardiac services, obstetrics and women’s health, cancer care, emergency department with FastTrack, orthopedics, inpatient adult behavioral health services, neurosurgery and general surgical services. Merit Health Central is home to Mississippi’s first non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery and only designated burn center and is one of the first hospitals in the nation to add a PET/CT.
The Operating Room RN monitors the procedures as they occur in the operating rooms. During operations and other surgical procedures, the circulator assists by acting as an intermediary between the operating room staff and the rest of the hospital. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensuring that the surgical room is sterile and safe for the patient, working side by side with scrub nurses to assist in maintenance of the sterile field, preparation of the patient and operation room for assigned procedure, assess the patient's condition before, during and post-surgery, assists providers in development of the plan of care and updates as needed throughout the procedure.