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Logan Health RN - CVOR - Surgery Circulator in Kalispell, Montana

Job Description Summary:

The CVOR RN Surgery Circulator Operating Room (OR) nurse position provides patient care for the duration of the surgical procedure. The circulating nurse serves as the advocate for the patient during this time. The circulating RN is responsible for the delivery and documentation of patient care during the intra-operative period.

Responsibilities include patient positioning, placement of access lines as needed (IVs, foley catheters, etc), surgical site prep, maintaining sterile technique, and supporting surgeon and staff in patient focused care. Circulating RNs also collaborate and communicate with other departments and specialties to provide continuity of patient care. Duties also include preparing, cleaning, and stocking of ORs and overall department.

Living in the Flathead

Kalispell lies in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the northwest corner of Montana and an hour south of the Canadian border. A half hour to the east lies the crown of the continent – Glacier National Park – and fifteen minutes to the south is Flathead Lake, a glacial jewel and the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi.

The natural beauty surrounding Kalispell, the thriving economy and the growing community of friendly residents who take great pride in their home are a few of the many reasons why the quality of life here is exceptional.

Our region boasts the diversity and vibrancy of a big city with the ease and security of small-town life. You'll find a wide variety of housing, easy mobility, and an ideal community full of cultural and entertainment attractions along with recreational activities for optimal work-life balance.


  • Current Montana RN license or a multi state compact license with authorization to practice nursing within the state of Montana; required. BSN degree preferred.

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in similar position within a medical setting (eg, physician office, clinic, or hospital) required.

  • Possess knowledge of professional nursing theory, medical terminology and principles of professional nursing practice to administer and evaluate patient care.

  • Healthcare Provider (HCP) CPR and/or BLS certification required as dictated by each practice/service line.

  • Additional certifications may be required as applicable to assigned area(s).

  • Understanding of the confidentiality laws that govern the provider-patient relationship, including but not limited to, HIPAA guidelines.

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ RN experience in a similar position within a medical setting (e.g. physician office, clinic, or hospital) required. Experience in assigned area(s) preferred.

  • Knowledge of equipment, supplies, and instruments used in a medical office; simple routine clinical laboratory methods, universal blood and body fluid precautions.

  • Must have knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations, established protocol for storing poisons, narcotics, acids, caustics, and flammable items; restriction imposed by various manage care carriers, various forms inherent to profession.

  • Understanding of the confidentiality laws that govern the provider-patient relationship, including but not limited to HIPAA guidelines.

  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, a self-starter, possess critical thinking skills and be able to set priorities and function as part of a team as well as independently. Commitment to working in a team environment and maintaining confidentiality as needed.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Possess considerable knowledge of the behavior and needs of patients.

  • Possess and maintain computer skills to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn other software as needed.

Job Specific Duties:

  • Develops, implements and coordinates individualized, goal directed nursing care to patients through the use of the nursing process as appropriate for RN’s as applicable to the assigned area(s).

  • Maintains nursing standards of care and responds to changing workloads and patient conditions by: remaining calm, making objective assessments, prioritizing, and asking for assistance as appropriate.

  • Transcribes and implements provider orders and treatments both verbal and written accurately and efficiently as noted by chart reviews and observation. Consistently problem solves issues affecting patient care.

  • Exhibits a thorough practice of infection control procedures per policy and procedure as applicable to the assigned area(s).

  • Identifies, verbally evaluates, and reports identified reaction changes in the stated physical and mental conditions of patients.

  • Documents all encounters with patients seeking health advice according to organizational standards, while clearly demonstrating the nursing process.

  • Provides individual instruction and education to patients and families concerning health and medical needs per department protocol and as applicable to assigned area(s).

  • Assesses and anticipates the needs of the patient, and coordinates the necessary interventions as defined by policy, procedure and the written/verbal orders of the provider as applicable to assigned area(s).

  • Consistently problem solves issues effecting patient care.

  • The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Maintains regular and consistent attendance as scheduled by department leadership.


Day Shift - 8 Hours (United States of America)

Schedule Details:

Please know schedules and shifts are subject to change based on patient care and department/organizational needs.


Logan Health operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Schedules are set to accommodate the requirements of the position and the needs of the organization and may be adjusted as needed.

Notice of Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

If you receive a job offer, please note all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening, which includes:

  • Criminal background check

  • Reference checks

  • Drug Screening

  • Health and Immunizations Screening

  • Physical Demand Review/Screening

Equal Opportunity Employer

Logan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M-F/Vet/Disability). We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on protected veteran status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law. If you require accommodation to complete the application, testing or interview process, please notify Human Resources.

Our people are everything.

The amazing providers, employees, and volunteers at Logan Health gift this organization with their innovation, knowledge, and compassion. Together, we're connecting our community to trusted, quality care and helping to improve lives every day.

Do you dream of living and working in a beautiful area surrounded by stunning scenery and endless recreation?

Are you ready to evolve your career while working alongside passionate, talented, brilliant people?

Join our remarkable team and create positive patient experiences every day!