A Surgical Nurse is a registered nurse who is specialized in the surgical care field of the nursing profession. He/she is fully trained and educated to partake in surgical procedures along with other members of the surgical team in a hospital.
The job description of a surgical nurse entails providing patients admitted for surgical procedure with the care and attention that they need before the procedure begins, during the procedure, and post-surgical.
The skills and expertise of a surgical nurse are required in specific institutions and departments, like hospital surgical suites, emergency centers, hospital trauma centers, and private surgery clinics.
Job Skills & Qualifications
Bachelor's or Associate's degree in nursing
Current RN licensed to the current standards of the state
Minimum 1 year RN experience