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Operating Rooms

As an academic Level 1 Regional Trauma Center and Pediatric Burn Center, we provide many challenging opportunities. Our surgical suites at Hopkins are pacesetters in surgery with the use of new, state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Nurses contribute to the development and piloting of exciting surgical techniques, such as robotics, cryosurgery, living-related transplants and a host of specialties.

Patient Population
  • Ages newborn and up
  • Procedures span all specialties, including:
    • cardiac
    • vascular / transplant
    • trauma
    • gastrointestinal
    • oncology
    • endocrinology
    • ophthalmology
    • gynecology
    • neurosurgery
    • orthopedic / spine
    • otolaryngology / head and neck
    • plastics
    • thoracic
    • pulmonary
    • urology in both adults and children
Number of Surgical Suites
  • 40 (30 in the main hospital; 16 in Weinberg)
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:1, RN circulator in each OR
  • 8, 10, and some 12 
  • Weekend option for experienced staff
  • Flexible, self-scheduling
  • On-call
Skill Mix
  • RN circulator in each room works with a surgical technician or another RN in the scrub role
  • Nurses may work in either scrub or circulating roles
  • Offered for both novices and experienced nurses
  • Didactic classes plus a 4- to 6- month introduction to all services
  • Individualized orientation incorporates past experience
  • Managers, educators and preceptors support individual learning needs
  • New Grads: Nurse Residency Program—Adult Track

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