Registered Nurse, OR

Emory Healthcare Inc.
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location
EHI Human Resources
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
Job Category
Standard Hours
36 Hours


Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.


Our nurses are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. We’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience, and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.


Emory Healthcare has RN Scrub/Circulator openings for various shifts across the metro Atlanta area. Shift opportunities include: 

  • 6:40a to 5:10p, call required.
  • 6:40a to 7:10p, call required.
  • 7:00a to 3:30p, call required.
  • 7:00a to 7:00p, call required
  • 6:30a to 5:00p, ASC no call required.

We’re looking for passionate operating room nurses who are ready to join a team that’s redefining quality nursing care. Our general surgery Operating Room, Ortho/Spine, Neuro, Vascular, Liver Transplant and robotics teams are an integral part of Emory Healthcare’s high-functioning teams dedicated to providing the best care for patients through collaboration, communication, and patient safety, and have embraced and led advancements in surgical care and robotics. As part of these teams, our operating room nurses define their practice through attention to nursing excellence and outstanding patient care, are driven by their expertise, compassion, and dedication to evidence-based practice, and operate at a higher level of practice. If you are an RN who has current Operating Room experience, we invite you to consider a career at Emory Healthcare. Scrubbing experience is not required. 


We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?



Call Required

Salary: $36.62/hr. min- $52.01/hr. max. 



  • Capable clinician who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population.
  • Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research and experience to respond to changes in clinical situations.
  • Is able to apply the Synergy Model for Care in practice, and use this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family.
  • Serves as a resource to colleagues and strong advocate for patients/families.
  • Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Delivers safe, dependable and effective care to a patient population independently utilizing the nursing process.
  • Demonstrates developed assessment skills. Recognizes the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes.
  • Continues to recognize own performance limitations, but requires minimal assistance.
  • Documents the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g. computer, clinical pathway, chart).
  • Plans and implements patient care independently. Utilizes patient/family focus on cost containment.
  • Demonstrates effective listening skills. Reduces barriers to facilitate communication.
  • Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills. Individualizes care based upon the knowledge of the patient and the family.
  • Recognizes needs and advocates for patient based on knowledge of condition.
  • Has awareness of one's own values and how they effect interactions and relationships.
  • Recognizes that cultural differences need to be considered in developing patient and family relationships (focus on identifying cultural norms).
  • Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine situations. May seek assistance to resolve complex issues.
  • Respects and maintains confidential information. Accepts personal accountability for professional development and growth.
  • Participates within the unit to identify and address discipline specific issues and needs.
  • Articulates application of Synergy model for care in clinical practice. Collects, reports, analyzes and provides data on an ongoing basis and as required by physician and/or interdisciplinary teams in accordance with organization standards.
  • Revises and evaluates effectiveness of patient care documentation. Uses interviews, surveys, focus groups and questionnaires to identify and resolves areas for improvement.
  • Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments.
  • Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 12 months of recent nursing experience within the past five years or recent completion of a re-entry nursing program.
  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
  • BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments.


  • (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye input and goals in planning plan of care.
  • Evaluates patient's response to planned care and adjusts plan of care as appropriate.
  • Identifies patient and family learning needs and makes recommendations to resources regarding those needs.
  • Incorporates AACN Synergy Model into clinical practice.
  • Manages time effectively. Identifies the need to revise policies and procedures for a patient population based on receipt/review of evidence-based research.
  • Delegates appropriately utilizing the Synergy model of care. Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care.
  • Functions in a developing leadership role. Functions as Charge Nurse when assigned.
  • Orients staff or students as assigned in absence of designated preceptor.
  • Utilizes resources in a responsible manner with a work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Additional Details

RN Clin III, Proc Interv-OR

  • Salary: $34.96-$49.64/Hour.
  • The grade and salary of the position are based on specific criteria met within the qualifications of each level, relevant experience, skills, performance and internal equitiy. This position is eligible for shift differentials.
  • Once you are in the role, you are eligible to progress to the following roles based on qualifications:
    • Advanced Nurse Clinician
    • Nurse Scholar
    • EeMR Resource Preceptor
    • Advanced Nurse Scholar

Hospital Operating Room and CVOR positions located at:


Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30308


Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30342


Emory University Hospital 

1364 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30322


Multi Specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center positions located at:


Emory Ortho and Spine Ambulatory Surgery Center

59 Executive Park

Atlanta, Georgia 30329


Emory Ambulatory Surgery Center at Spivey Station

7813 Spivey Station Blvd

Jonesboro, Georgia 30236


Emory Ambulatory Surgery Center at Dunwoody

4555 N Shallowford Rd

Dunwoody, Georgia 30338


Emory Ambulatory Surgery Center at Clifton Campus

1364 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322


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