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RN Peri-op training 101 Operating Room

Seattle, Washington

Virginia Mason Medical Center


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  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Department: Surgery
  • Hours/Pay Period: 80

The posted compensation range of $37.71 - $63.94 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2022-272857 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 7-330 Monday- Friday plus call Remote No Category Surgical Services Nursing
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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state  CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.  While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


We are offering a 20K training completion bonus for eligible candidates.  This training program requires a 2 year agreement.  Virginia Mason is proud to offer our Perioperative 101 training program for nurses interested in the Operating Room.  This is a full time paid training program. This position is specifically for the downtown main OR. 

Start dates for our Fall 2023  program:
Friday, August 25th for new hire RNs.
Monday, September 11th for current VMFH RNs.

Description of new to specialty orientation: Peri-op 101 New to Operating Room Specialty will begin orientation on day shift and working 5 shifts on the unit per week. During this time, the orientee will attend nursing skills labs that are pertinent to their specialty unit. The orientee will also be required to complete online learning modules specific to the area.

Length of orientation:  This is a six-month paid training program with full benefits.

Shift expectations: 8-10-hour shifts in length. 4-5 shifts per week during orientation.

Classes/courses: Peri-op 101 is a comprehensive, blended educational program that is developed by AORN's expert perioperative nurse authors, and based on AORN's latest, evidence-based: Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. This program combines a standardized, evidence-based online curriculum and textbook readings with hands-on skills labs and a clinical practicum. Plus, all Peri-op 101 students receive a 1-year complimentary AORN membership.

Nursing Skills Labs include: Sterile technique, Surgical count, Skin Antisepsis, Positioning, Medications and Solutions, Implants, Wound closure and classification, Specimens, Equipment, Documentation, Emergency response, Malignant Hyperthermia, Simulation Lab

Validation sign up info: The orientee will complete any unit required validations as required. Also, the orientee will be required to complete a unit specific competency exam near the end of Peri-op 101 to ensure the orientation has filled any knowledge gaps.

With 27 surgical suites, we perform over 15,000 surgeries per year in a variety of service lines which allow our nurses a great variety of cases.  We are proud to be designated a Center of Excellence for total joints, complex spine surgeries as well as solid organ transplants.  We also perform surgery for cochlear implants, strokes, TAVR, hybrid vascular procedures, cardiac, ENT, OTO, GYN, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine.  We are also one of few centers to offer isolated limb infusion (ILI) for the treatment of metastatic melanoma.  Our plastic and reconstructive surgery team also performs transfeminine gender-affirming surgery.  Choosing to work as a RN in the OR at Virginia Mason is a great decision... one that will allow you to work at the top of your license.

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We require:

Current WA State RN license is required.

1 or more years recent RN experience with acute care patients is strongly preferred.

CPR certification is required every two years or as specified by the work.

Other certifications may be required for specialty areas.

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Preferred Qualifications: ACLS preferred. Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing. There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

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