As an operating room (OR) nurse at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, you’ll find a wealth of opportunities to learn, lead and grow at one of the nation’s leading academic health centers.

In your role as a surgical nurse, you’ll be immersed in multidisciplinary collaborations where teamwork is more than a buzzword — it’s how we’ve built a reputation as an OR team that draws patients from around the world for the kind of care only the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center can provide.

As an academic health center, we also offer plenty of ways to advance your education and experience as a surgery RN, including a perioperative nurse residency program — for newly graduated nurses — that provides hands-on experience in dynamic, diversified work environments. Plus, there are opportunities to work closely with our College of Nursing to pursue your educational and professional goals.

Browse our openings for one of our perioperative nursing jobs.

Preoperative Nurse

Preoperative nurses work alongside surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals to prepare patients for surgery. This process involves evaluating the state of the patient from a physical and psychological perspective, and ensuring they are fit to undergo the procedure. After the patient is prepped, care is passed on to the intraoperative nurse. One of our pre-op nursing jobs may be the start of your career at Ohio State.

Intraoperative Nurse

The intraoperative nurse is responsible for caring for the patient after the pre-op process is over, and when they are moved to the operating table. This nurse will remain with the patient until the point they are moved to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) to be anesthetized and prepped for surgery, at which point their duties are complete. We understand the value of these PACU RN positions. We hope you consider one of our intra-op nursing jobs.

Postoperative Nurse

Postoperative (PACU) nurses take care of patients after surgery while they are recovering from the effects of anesthesia. Our postop nursing jobs are responsible for monitoring patient vitals, ensuring the patient is returning to consciousness at the proper rate and keeping an eye out for any side effects.

Operating room nurses at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center get to make a meaningful impact at one of the leading Level I trauma centers in the state. There are also opportunities to work on same-day surgery, inpatient operating rooms and outpatient surgical centers.

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To build a diverse and inclusive workforce, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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