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Operating Room Nurse Job Description

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Job Overview

We are looking for a hardworking Operating Room Nurse (or perioperative medical caretaker) to help specialists and surgeons amid surgeries and keep the operating room clean consistently.

As an Operating Room Nurse, you should possess phenomenal efficiency and attention to detail with an outstanding understanding of procedures of surgeries and patient safety. You should be empathetic and sensitive to do this job role. You should be a critical thinker so you can act quickly in crises and emergency situations.


  • Evaluate patients before medical procedure or surgery (e.g. NPO status) and ease their worries.

  • Assemble all supplies required for the operation.

  • Accept accountability of keeping the operating room in orderly condition and sanitized.

  • Prepare the patient on the operating table and position them in a suitable way.

  • Pass medical instruments or different items to the specialist or surgeon during operations.

  • Check patient's vital signs to identify anomalies.

  • Assess patient in postoperative stages.

  • Adhere to safety and health standards and precautions measures.

  • Perform duties and obligations inside or out of the sterile field as allotted.


  • Diploma in Nursing.

  • Professional license of Nursing is a plus.

  • Proven 2+ year work experience as an Operating Room Nurse.

  • Proficient in aseptic and sterile techniques.

  • Outstanding understanding of patient safety and health standards (OSHS).

  • Hand on knowledge of surgical operation procedures.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Excellent team player.

  • Cool tempered with excellent emotional and physical stamina.

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